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Reading in transliteration: ạịụṭ[
Reading in original script: ]T sU2 sI sA s

Object: BG·17 Parre (unidentifiable)
Position: front, unknown
Direction of writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic script
Number of letters: 4
Number of words: 1
Number of lines: 1
Workmanship: scratched
Condition: fragmentary

Archaeological culture: unknown [from object]
Date of inscription: 4th century BC [from object]

Type: unknown
Language: unknown
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 209

Sources: Morandi 2004: 654 f. no. 209



First published in Morandi 2004: 654, no. 209.

Images in Morandi 2004: 656, fig. 24.209 (drawing = Morandi 2007: 297, fig. 294), Morandi 2007: 297, fig. 294 (photo).

Four letters, the top part missing in all of them – Morandi's reading aiut[ is feasible, but not certain (except T s). At the left end in the lower area just below the break three small vertical scratches can be seen, which may indicate that T s is the last letter of the inscription. Morandi compares similar marks on the Raetic document WE-3 from Stufles, and points out that the classification of object and inscription are uncertain. Indeed, inscriptions on worked bones are typical for Raetic documents, which cannot be excluded at Parra, which had strong ties to the inner-Alpine region. This sheds doubt upon the reading of the first letter A s, which could be Lepontic alpha, but also Raetic waw (viuθ). Linguistically, no Raetic analysis suggests itself and the possible Celtic one (see aiut() is also doubtful; Morandi compares the abbreviation of a Celtic PN piuot (also from Parre, though younger).

Corinna Salomon