SZ-61 bowl

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological type: Sanzeno-Schale
Material: pottery
Size: height: 6.4 cm, rim diameter: 8.4 cm, maximum diameter: 9.8 cm, base diameter: 2,8 cm, thickness: 4 mm
Condition: complete
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: 22.05.1901
Find circumstances: excavation
Current location: Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (on exhibition)
Inventory Nr.: 11.935

Inscription: SZ-61 (?(?)?)

Sources: IR: 281 (No. 60)


Sanzeno bowl.
Fine clay, light brown in colour, with a moderate temper of fine grained sand and cast gold as well as argentine mica. Compressed body and widely extended mouth rim; typical omphalos.
Between neck and body a decoration in form of a circumferential ribbon. Below further decoration: four groups of striae. Decorations before firing.
Outside on the bottom characters, incised after firing.
The find date, 22.05.1901, is given by Mancini (cp. LIR: 113; the information reminds of the find date of SZ-29 bowl, SZ-52 bowl, SZ-54 bowl, SZ-59 bowl, SZ-60 bowl as well as SZ-83 bowl given also by Mancini, cp. LIR: 141 [No. SA-101] resp. LIR: 132 [No. SA-81], LIR: 110 [No. SA-49], LIR: 130 [No. SA-79], LIR: 103 [No. SA-40], LIR: 106 [No. SA-43] and LIR: 141 [No. SA-100]). Further find circumstances like exact find place are unknown. Only Mancini indicates the 22th may of 1901 as find date. Related to the find spot Sanzeno it is known that there a two-day excavation directed by Franz von Wieser took place in the spring of this year (cp. Merhart 1926: 71–72). The objects found during this excavation were then brought to the Tyrolean State Museum (cp. Merhart 1926: 72; moreover von Merhart states here that the major part of all the findings made in Sanzeno between 1898 and 1914 was acquired by von Wieser for the Tyrolean State Museum). Connecting both information, in all probability the object comes from the excavation directed by von Wieser.
In accord with the typology the bowl can be dated to the 3rd–2nd centuries BC.
Probably first published in IR: 281 (No. 60; only a transcription of the inscription), however with particular regards to the inscription.
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)