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Community: Campodenno
Province: Trento
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Country: Italy
Coordinates: 46° 14' 54.92" N, 11° 2' 50.53" E

Objects: NO-11 bronze (bronze), NO-12 bowl (pottery), NO-18 bowl (pottery)


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Archaeological Material

Hoard I

Hoard II

Further archaeological material: Pottery

Concerning the findspot Dercolo and the pottery found there, altogether four almost identical bowls must be put into a close connection. Three of them bear incised characters, however with doubtful status.

In the past these four bowls were in the property of the Bozen Municipal Museum (index cards No. 430, 431, 432 and 433; the old labels are still on the bowls).

In present time only the bowl with No. 431 is still kept in the Bozen Municipal Museum. However, the other three bowls were now preserved at the Castello del Buonconsiglio. The related inventory numbers are: 3445, 3446 and 3447. Therefore the following correlation appears whereas the inventory number in bold indicates the current location:

Stadtmuseum Bozen / Museo Civico di Bolzano
inventory number
Castello del Buonconsiglio
inventory number
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430 3446 NO-12 bowl resp. NO-12
431 NO-18 bowl resp. NO-18
432 3447 - (without characters)
433 3445 EX-42

Further information about the translocation of these three bowls from the Bozen Municipal Museum to the Castello del Buonconsiglio concerning the reasons, the person in charge, etc. cannot be clearly verified anymore. It is probably reasonable that the translocation of the objects to the Castello del Buonconsiglio was proceeded between the fifties and the sixties under the direction of the Soprintendente Niccolò Rasmo (Note: According to the kind information given by the Castello del Buonconsiglio). According to the biographic notes Niccolò Rasmo was director of the Museo Civico di Bolzano from 1940 to 1981. Since 1950 Rasmo was also an official of the Soprintendenza di Trento e di Bolzano. In 1960 Rasmo became a white-collar official of the Soprintendenza di Trento e di Bolzano and from 1971 to 1974 he was Soprintendente of this institution. Therefore Rasmo's activities concerning the Soprintendenza di Trento e di Bolzano as well as the Bozen Municipal Museum coincide between 1950 and 1974. It can reasonably assumed that the translocation of the above-mentioned bowls must be put into this timeframe (cp. here; Spada Pintarelli 2009: 5).
The index cards, neither of the museum Bolzano nor of the Castello del Buonconsiglio, indicate information about the find circumstances. Concerning the well-known find year of the hoard from Dercolo, 1883, and the age of the index cards, it can be assumed that the bowls were found also in this timeframe, i.e. around the turn of the century or during the first half of the 20th century.
Apart from the two hoard finds in Dercolo these bowls, belonging to a younger stratum as the hoard finds, indicate a point of presence during the Middle and Late La Tène period (cp. Schindler 1998: 224).