BZ-9 handle

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Classification: vessel
Material: bronze
Size: length: 17 cm, height: 10.7 cm, thickness: 6.5 mm
Condition: unknown
Date: 5th–4th centuries BC
Date derived from: unknown

Site: Bozen / Bolzano (Bozen / Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)
Field name: Moritzing / San Maurizio
Archaeological context: hoard
(Objects: BZ-4 fragment, BZ-8 situla, BZ-9 handle)
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 30' 14.62" N, 11° 19' 3.00" E
Find date: 1858/60
Find circumstances: by chance
Current location: Stadtmuseum Bozen / Museo Civico di Bolzano (repository)
Inventory Nr.: 87

Inscription: BZ-9 (piθame)

Sources: Orgler 1866: 2–5 fig. 35
Steiner 2002: 254–258, 303, pl. 19,7



Handle of a bronze vessel.
Ends in form of stylised bird's head. The whole form slightly deformed. Dark green patina, partially Edelpatina (?).
For the find circumstances see: Orgler 1866: 2 and Steiner 2002; Depotfund von Moritzing