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Transliteration: ạlp
Original script: P sL sA d

Object: VR-12 bone (bone)
Position: front
Script: North Italic script (Magrè alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 1.31.3 cm <br /> – 1.6 cm
Number of letters: 3
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: engraved
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription: end of the 2nd–beginning of the 1st centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: archaeological context [from object]

Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: MLR 121
TM 653642


First published in Marinetti 2003: 112 (no. 3). Autopsied by TIR on 17th November 2015.

Images in Marinetti 2003: fig. 1.3 (drawing) (= Marinetti 2004: fig. 2,3), MLR (photo).

Length 1.8 cm. Well legible; the letters Lambda and Pi are unambiguous. The two hastae of alleged Alpha do not meet, but Alpha is more likely than Θ sI s. Marinetti includes three small notches at the bottom of the line, regarding the rightmost one as the bar of a letter A15 s, hence her reading iạ(pr). The other two notches align with the hastae of Lambda and Pi. All three notches appear to be scratched from the bottom upwards, their function is unclear. Note, however, the frequent appearance of A15 s (rather than forms with oblique bars) in inscriptions from San Giorgio di Valpolicella.


Marinetti 2003 Anna Marinetti, "Iscrizioni retiche di San Giorgio Valpolicella (VR)", Quaderni di Archeologia del Veneto (QdAV) IXX (2003), 111–117.
Marinetti 2004 Anna Marinetti, "Nuove iscrizioni retiche dall'area veronese", Studi Etruschi 70 (2004), 408–420.