BZ-16 chisel

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Classification: chisel
Archaeological type: flat chisel
Material: iron
Size: length: 16.6 cm, width: 2.1 cm, height: 1.9 cm
Condition: complete, damaged

Site: Eppan / Appiano (Bozen / Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)
Field name: St. Pauls / San Paolo
Archaeological context: eastern hillside
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 28' 18.16" N, 11° 15' 35.71" E
Find date: 1911
Find circumstances: excavation
Current location: Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (repository)
Inventory Nr.: 15.040

Inscription: BZ-16 (avvi)

Sources: Pallua 1970: 43 (cat. No. 620), pl. 5, fig. 2


Iron chisel from St. Pauls / San Paolo.
Chisel with tall nail head, pointed and widely beaten out end. The damage due to the corrosion is more distinct in the lower area, in the direction of the chisel point.
Just under the head characters.
The chisel represents one of the discoveries made during the excavation under the direction of Franz von Wieser in 1911. In April 1911 the excavation were executed on the eastern hillside where were found many objects of iron like tools or domestic appliances. All of the findings were dated to the Hallstatt period and La Tène period by von Wieser (cp. Pallua 1970: 20 who gives an account of the excavation notes taken by von Wieser).
According to Schumacher the flat chisel was first published in Schumacher 2004, particularly with regard to the characters, however the chisel was first published by Pallua (Pallua 1970: 43).
There is another chisel with the same inventory number, but this chisel is taller and there are no characters on it.