MN·2

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Inscription
Proper name: Eluveitie inscription
Reading in Transliteration: eluveitie 
Reading in Original Script: E3 sI sT5 sI sE3 sV3 sU sL sE3 s

Object: MN·2 Mantova (bowl)Latitude: 45.158494
Longitude: 10.794022
Position: inside
Orientation: 180°
Direction of Writing: sinistroverse
Script: Etruscan Script
Number of Letters: 9
Number of Words: 1
Number of Lines: 1
Workmanship: unknown
Condition: complete

Archaeological Culture: unknown [from object]
Date of Inscription: around 300 BC [from object]
Date derived from: typology [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: Etruscan
Syntactic Analysis: unknown
Meaning: "(the) Helvetian"

Alternative Sigla: none

Sources: Sassatelli 2003: 240 (incl. fig. 7)

Commentary

Bibliography

Catalogo Mantova 1986-7 Raffaele Carlo De Marinis (Ed.), Gli Etruschi a Nord del Po, Mantova: 1986-1987. (catalogo della mostra, 2 volumes)
Rix 1991 Helmut Rix (ed.), Etruskische Texte. Editio minor. In Zusammenarbeit mit Gerhard Meiser [= Script Oralia 23: Reihe A, Altertumswissenschaftliche Reihe 6], Tübingen: Gunter Narr 1991. (2 volumes)
Sassatelli 2003 Giuseppe Sassatelli, "Celti ed Etruschi nell'Etruria padana e nell'Italia settentrionale", Ocnus 11 (2003), 231-257.
Vitali & Kaenel 2000 Daniele Vitali, Gilbert Kaenel, "Un Helvète chez les Étrusques vers 300 av. J.-C.", Archäologie der Schweiz 23 (2000), 115-122.
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