|Size:||width: 6.8 cm, height: 4.3 cm, thickness max.: 1.5 cm, thickness min.: 1.2 cm|
|Date:||4th–3rd centuries BC|
|Date derived from:||archaeological context|
|Site:||Montorio Veronese (fraction of: Verona, Verona, Veneto, Italy)|
|Field name:||Castello di Montorio Veronese|
(Objects: VR-6 antler, VR-7 bone, VR-8 bone, VR-9 potsherd)
|Coordinates (approx.):||45° 27' 22.07" N, 11° 3' 9.29" E|
|Current location:||Soprintendenza Archeologia del Veneto – Nucleo Operativo di Verona (repository)|
|Sources:||Marinetti 2000: 74–75 [No. 1]|
Marinetti 2004: 409
Body sherd of a large vessel. Clay grey in colour.
The above-mentioned dimensions result of the autopsy by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum. Marinetti indicates: "dimensioni cm 7.5 x 4,5" (cp. Marinetti 2000: 74).
Remains of an inscription.
The archaeological finds VR-6 antler, VR-7 bone, VR-8 bone and the present ceramic fragment were picked up during an archaeological survey on the hill of the Castello di Montorio, near to Verona, in 1998 (cp. Marinetti 2004: 409; moreover: MLR: 257).
The discoveries which all can be put into a context of residential structure, indicate an "ampio arco cronologico (dal V secolo all’età imperiale)"; a Raetic presence however can be determined for the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. For more details see Marinetti 2004: 409 or MLR: 257.
The ceramic fragment was first published by Marinetti, however with particular and exclusive regard to the characters (cp. Marinetti 2000: 74–75 [No. 1]). In 2004 Marinetti mentioned the sherd another time: "I reperti iscritti sono un frammento ceramico con segni (...), un frammento di corno e due ossicini (...)" (cp. Marinetti 2004: 409) whereas this study was exclusively focused on the antler as well as the two bones (cp. VR-7 bone, VR-8 bone) and the inscriptions.
In the recently released study about the Raetic inscriptions by Marchesini the object is not incorporated.
Autopsied by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum in November 2015.
|Marinetti 2000||Anna Marinetti, "Le iscrizioni sui materiali da Montorio (Verona)", Quaderni di Archeologia del Veneto (QdAV) XVI (2000), 74–77.|
|Marinetti 2004||Anna Marinetti, "Nuove iscrizioni retiche dall'area veronese", Studi Etruschi 70 (2004), 408–420.|