PU-2 loom weight
|Size:||length: 7.2 cm, width: 6.6 cm, height: 21 cm|
|Date:||5th–3rd centuries BC|
|Date derived from:||archaeological context|
|Site:||St. Lorenzen / San Lorenzo di Sebato (Bozen / Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)|
|Field name:||Sonnenburger Weinleite|
|Coordinates (approx.):||46° 46' 55.20" N, 11° 54' 14.40" E [from site]|
|Find circumstances:||construction works|
|Current location:||Amt für Bodendenkmäler Bozen / Ufficio Beni archeologici Bolzano (repository)|
|Sources:||Mayr 1954: 552–553 with photo|
Schumacher 2004: 186–187
Loom weight, made of ceramic.
Typical pyramid shape: quadrilateral, slightly tapered; on the narrow end perforated.
Characters on two opposite sides (cp. PU-2).
The object was found in 1954 during construction works. In a cultural layer at a depth of about 2 meters were discovered a large number of potsherds, bones, several objects and fragments of bronze and iron. Remarkable was the number of only fragmentary preserved loom weights.
Due to the fact that the potsherds could relate to vessels of the type Sanzeno-Schale and/or Fritzener Schale all the findings date to the Fritzens-Sanzeno culture. The dating 5th–3rd c. follows Constantini 2002: 48.
|Constantini 2002||Raffaela Constantini, Sebatum [= Città romane 4], Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider 2002. Atlante tematico di topografia antica; XII Supplemento|
|Mayr 1954||Karl M. Mayr, "Webstuhlgewicht mit rätischen Schriftzeichen", Der Schlern 28 (1954), 552–553.|