SZ-56 bowl

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological type: Sanzeno-Schale
Material: pottery
Size: height: 5.6 cm, rim diameter: 8.4 cm, maximum diameter: 8.7 cm, base diameter: 2.2 cm, thickness: 4 mm
Condition: complete, damaged, restored
Date: 3rd–2nd centuries BC
Date derived from: typology

Site: Sanzeno (Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 21' 57.60" N, 11° 4' 30.00" E [from site]
Find date: June 1906
Find circumstances: old finding
Current location: Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (on exhibition)
Inventory Nr.: 11.939

Inscription: SZ-56 (iai)

Sources: IR: 278–279 (No. 55), pl. XLVI, fig. c


Sanzeno bowl.
Fine clay, from dark grey to brown in colour; inside on the bottom blackened; moderate tempered of fine grained sand and cast gold; reduction firing; burnished. High neck and the typical omphalos. Restored by composing different fragments.
Between neck and belly decoration in form of a circumferential ribbon. Below further decorations: at three positions a group of striae at which the number is alternating between 9 and 11. Between the striae-decorations a Θ s-shaped character which is part of the ornamentation. Decorations before firing.
On transition from the belly to the bottom characters.
The find date, June 1906, given by Mancini is uncertain (also Mancini indicates the find date as arguable; cp. LIR: 109). Further find circumstances like exact find place are unknown.
In accord with the typology the bowl can be dated to the 3rd–2nd centuries BC.
Probably first published in IR: 278–279, No. 55 with image.
Autopsied by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum in November 2013.



IR Alberto Mancini, "Iscrizioni retiche", Studi Etruschi 43 (1975), 249–306.
LIR Alberto Mancini, Le Iscrizioni Retiche [= Quaderni del dipartimento di linguistica, Università degli studi di Firenze Studi 8–9], Padova: Unipress 2009–10. (2 volumes)