|Proper name:||Il delfino|
|Size:||length: 9.3 cm, width: 3.7 cm, height: 2.2 cm|
|Site:||Sanzeno (Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)|
|Coordinates (approx.):||46° 21' 57.60" N, 11° 4' 30.00" E [from site]|
|Find circumstances:||by chance|
|Current location:||Castello del Buonconsiglio (repository)|
|Sources:||Schumacher 2004: 135|
Object SZ-13 bronze with inscription SZ-13 - front side.
Object SZ-13 bronze with inscription SZ-13 - bottom side.
Object SZ-13 bronze - rear side.
Bronze in the shape of a dolphin.
According to Mayr the bronze represents an import article from the south. The inscription however was placed in Sanzeno. Cp. Mayr 1959c: 397.
Almost the entire group of bronzes from Sanzeno was discovered between 1947 and 1949. The bronzes were found by chance in a sand pit (cp. Pellegrini 1951: 304; Vetter 1954: 66-67).
Further references more related to inscription mainly for the fact that the inscription was only visible after a cleaning of the bronze: Mayr 1951: 134 (No. XIII) (note that there is no inscription on the object); Pellegrini 1951: 315, fig. 13 (remark of different characters however no reading is given); Mayr 1952: 176 (after cleaning a barely legible inscription); Vetter 1954: 72 (indication of remains of an inscription, but not legible), Mayr 1959c: 397 with fig. (an attempt of reading and interpretation of the entire inscription).
|Mayr 1951||Karl M. Mayr, "Die Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno (2)", Der Schlern 25 (1951), 30–32, 78–79, 133–135, 179–181.|
|Mayr 1952||Karl M. Mayr, "Zu den Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno", Der Schlern 26 (1952), 175–177.|
|Mayr 1959c||Karl M. Mayr, "Die Inschrift auf dem Delphin von Sanzeno. Ein Erstversuch zu ihrer Entzifferung", Der Schlern 33 (1959), 397.|