|Size:||MA-2 antler + MA-3 antler:|
length: 12.3 cm, width: 2.9 cm, height: 1 cm
|Date:||3rd–2nd centuries BC|
|Date derived from:||archaeological context|
|Site:||Magrè (fraction of: Schio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy)|
|Archaeological context:||3rd stratum near the medieval tower|
(Objects: MA-1 antler, MA-2 antler, MA-3 antler, MA-4 antler, MA-5 antler, MA-7 antler, MA-8 antler, MA-9 antler, MA-11 antler, MA-13 antler, MA-14 antler, MA-15 antler, MA-16 antler, MA-17 antler, MA-18 antler, MA-19 antler, MA-20 antler, MA-21 antler, MA-23 antler, MA-24 ingot)
|Coordinates (approx.):||45° 42' 21.60" N, 11° 20' 52.80" E [from site]|
|Current location:||Museo Nazionale Atestino|
|Inventory Nr.:||MNA 58811|
|Sources:||Pellegrini 1918: 185 [No. 13], fig. 20|
Nothdurfter 2002: 1148 [list 3, No. 5]
Fragment of an antler point.
The whole object is broken in three sections and now it is fragmentary, at which the present object is the smaller one. The fragment fits to MA-2 antler like the figure indicates (cp. Pellegrini 1918: 185 [No. 13], fig. 20). Because of the connection of both fragments (MA-2 antler and MA-3 antler) the same inventory number as given for MA-2 antler is valid (cp. Gambacurta et al. 2002: 189 [n. 22.3]).
After the accidental finding of one antler an official governmental excavation was started. The major part of the findings was discovered at the 3rd stratum near the medieval tower on the hill (cp. Pellegrini 1918: 175).
According to Pellegrini the whole antler group from Magrè dates to the Este culture - Este IV - and due to the archaic appearance of the characters the antlers date to the first half of this period, therefore to the 4th century BC (cp. Pellegrini 1918: 175–176, 206). Gambacurta however dates the entire group to the 3rd–2nd centuries BC (cp. Gambacurta 2002b: 122 and in consequence Gambacurta et al. 2002: 188).
Because of the character of the find place which can definitely interpreted as ritual place, the entire antler group from Magrè has also a votive importance.
In the recently released study by Marchesini the present object is not explicitly indicated. Only an annotation is given in the concordance:
|RI (= Schumacher 2004 = Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum)||MLR|
Cp. MLR: 319. But indeed the number "MLR 10" refers to a ribbed pail listed in the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum with BZ-7 cist (object) or BZ-7 (inscriptions) (cp. MLR: 32 [MLR 10]). The photo of "MLR 60" (= MA-2 antler) given by Marchesini as well as the drawing given in Gambacurta et al. 2002: 189 [n. 22.3] are identical. Therefore it is probable that the smaller fragment (= MA-3 antler) is lost and only attested in Pellegrini 1918: 185 [No. 13], fig. 20).
So far not autopsied by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum. The indications follow the information given in literature (cp. below the bibliography).
|Gambacurta 2002b||Giovanna Gambacurta, "Manufatti iscritti in osso o corno", in: Giovanna Gambacurta, Daniela Locatelli, Luigi Malnati, Patrizia Manessi, Anna Marinetti, Giovanna Luisa Ravagnan (Eds), Akeo. I tempi della scrittura. Veneti antichi: alfabeti e documenti, 121–126.|
|Gambacurta et al. 2002||Giovanna Gambacurta, Daniela Locatelli, Luigi Malnati, Patrizia Manessi, Anna Marinetti, Giovanna Luisa Ravagnan (Eds), "Catalogo. Veneti antichi. Alfabeti e documenti", in: Giovanna Gambacurta, Daniela Locatelli, Luigi Malnati, Patrizia Manessi, Anna Marinetti, Giovanna Luisa Ravagnan (Eds), Akeo. I tempi della scrittura. Veneti antichi: alfabeti e documenti, 157–275.|