SZ-13 bronze

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Proper name: Il delfino
Classification: bronze
Material: bronze
Size: length: 9.3 cm, width: 3.7 cm, height: 2.2 cm
Condition: fragmentary

Site: Sanzeno (Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)
Field name: Casalini
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 21' 57.60" N, 11° 4' 30.00" E [from site]
Find date: 1947–1949
Find circumstances: by chance
Current location: Castello del Buonconsiglio (repository)
Inventory Nr.: 7670

Inscription: SZ-13 (?)

Sources: Schumacher 2004: 135



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.