SZ-84 potsherd

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological type: Sanzeno-Schale
Material: pottery
Size: height: 5.8 cm, rim diameter: 7.8 cm, maximum diameter: 9.1 cm, base diameter: 3.8 cm, thickness: 5 mm
Condition: fragmentary
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: probably in the second half of the 19th century
Find circumstances: old finding
Current location: Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (repository)
Inventory Nr.: 11.995a

Inscription: SZ-84 ()

Sources: unpublished


Ceramic fragment.
Fragment of a bowl type Sanzeno. Fine clay, from dark brown to black in colour, with a moderate temper of fine grained sand and argentine mica; reduction firing; burnished. At the rim broken.
Circumferential decoration in form of two deep, parallel running ribbons. Below further decorations: at different positions a group of vertical striae. Decorations before firing.
On the bottom a hardly determinable character.
Find spot Sanzeno, but further find circumstances unknown. The object presents one of the old findings from Sanzeno which were found by the local inhabitants at the end of the 19th century in Sanzeno. The major part of these findings were acquired by the Tyrolean State Museum in the course of the turn of the century, hence the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
In accord with the typology of the bowls type Sanzeno the potsherd can be dated to the 3rd–2nd centuries BC.
The present ceramic fragment is until now unpublished. In the here available data bank about the Raetic inscriptions the ceramic fragment is the first time mentioned. Meanwhile a new study about Raetic inscriptions was released by Marchesini. In this study the fragment is listed with "MLR 222", an autopsy was effected (cp. MLR: 205 [MLR 222]; obviously the publication refers to the character which the bowl bears.).
Autopsied by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum in November 2013.