VN-3 bone

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Classification: unidentifiable
Material: bone
Size: length: 4.8 cm, width: 1.4 cm, height: 9 mm
Condition: fragmentary
Date: 3rd–1st centuries BC
Date derived from: archaeological context

Site: Schluderns / Sluderno (Bozen / Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)
Field name: Ganglegg
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 40' 18.23" N, 10° 35' 18.96" E
Find date: probably between 1989 and 1992
Find circumstances: excavation (Pohl and Wieser)
Current location: Vintschger Museum / Museo della Val Venosta (on exhibition)

Inscription: VN-3 (]umep̣[)

Sources: Schubert 1992: 446, fig. 4.2
Schumacher 2004: 177, 208–209, pl. 3.2



Bone plate.
Animal bone, not further classified.
Along an inscription.
Like all the bone findings on the Ganglegg hill the bone plate dates to 3rd–1st centuries BC (cp. Gamper & Steiner 1999: 50–51).
Until 1992 in private property of Karl Pohl. The current location however is the Vintschger Museum / Museo della Val Venosta.



Gamper & Steiner 1999 Peter Gamper, Hubert Steiner, Das Ganglegg bei Schluderns. Eine befestigte bronze- und eisenzeitliche Siedlung im oberen Vinschgau, Bozen: Athesia 1999.