NO-1

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Inscription
Transliteration: ?]ukinua[
Original script: A dU2 sN sI sK3 sU2 s[?

Object: NO-1 fragment (bronze)
Position: rim
Script: North Italic script (Sanzeno alphabet)
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Letter height: 0.60.6 cm
0.6 cm
Number of letters: 7
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: fragmentary
Date of inscription:
Date derived from:

Language: Raetic
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: PID 209
LIR CL-1
MLR 33
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 150

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Commentary

First published in Campi 1886–87: 145 f.. Autopsied by TIR in October 2014.

Image in LIR (drawing).

Length of the remains 4.8 cm. Inscribed on top of the rolled-up rim of a vessel, upright when looked at from the outside. Well legible despite the disjointed lines due to the curvature of the writing surface. ]ukinua[ is unambiguous, although K3 s has its lower bar cross the hasta, leading Mayr 1957c (p. 426) to read dextroverse Sigma. The first letter, damaged by the break, was read Θ s by Campi. Of the line line d 1 s, only the lower half is preserved, with a crack opening into the breaking edge. The other line line d 20 s clearly ends before it touches the first one. Θ s is therefore unlikely, as the writer did not bother to make two strokes for a single line in any of the other letters. A reading K s, as already suggested by Mayr 1957c (p. 426), is more probable, but though the breaking edge is very straight, no traces of a hasta coinciding with it can be verified. The breaking edge after A d is equally straight and smooth, making a continuation of the inscription possible. If we are concerned with a patronymic in -nu, both -a (genitive) and -ale (pertinentive) are plausible suffixes.

Further references: Pauli 1888: 149 f., NRIE 109, Battisti 1936b: 598, Franz 1958b: 40 (fn 2), Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 221.

Bibliography

Battisti 1936b Carlo Battisti, "Rassegna critica degli studi linguistici sull'Alto Adige nel quinquennio 1931-36", Archivio per l'Alto Adige 31/2 (1936), 561–611.
Campi 1886–87 Luigi Campi, "I Campi Neri presso Cles nell'Anaunia", Annuario della Società degli Alpinisti Tridentini 13 (1886–87 [1888]), 133–158.
Franz 1958b Leonhard Franz, "Eine Inschrift aus Cles", Der Schlern 32 (1958), 39–40.
LIR Alberto Mancini, Le Iscrizioni Retiche [= Quaderni del dipartimento di linguistica, Università degli studi di Firenze Studi 8–9], Padova: Unipress 2009–10. (2 volumes)
Mayr 1957c Karl M. Mayr, "Hirschhornvotiv mit rätischer Inschrift aus Sanzeno am Nonsberg", Der Schlern 31 (1957), 426–427.