SZ-86 potsherd

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological type: bowl with S-shaped profile
Material: pottery
Size: height: 5 cm, rim diameter: 7.3 cm, maximum diameter: 7.6 cm, base diameter: 2.8 cm, thickness: 4 mm
Condition: fragmentary, restored
Date: about 250–120 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:
Find circumstances: old finding
Current location: Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (repository)
Inventory Nr.: 12.606

Inscription: SZ-86 (ịp̣ịẹ)

Sources: unpublished


Ceramic fragment.
Restored not complete extant bowl with S-shaped profile by composing two fragments.
Fine clay, from medium brown to dark brown in colour. Moderate tempered of fine grained sand and argentine mica. Compressed body and widely extending mouth rim.
In the upper area of the shoulder a circumferential ribbon decoration. Decoration before firing.
Sidewise the bottom characters, incised after firing.
Information about find circumstances like exact find place or find date are unknown.
According to the information given by Zemmer-Plank the S-shaped profile bowl dates to the 3rd-2nd centuries BC. The date indication by Zemmer-Plank follows the common typology related to bowls with S-shaped profile (cp. SZ-83 bowl as well as Zemmer-Plank et al. 1985: 167).
The fragment of a S-shaped bowl is until now unpublished. In the here available data bank about the Raetic inscriptions the potsherd 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 185", an autopsy was effected (cp. MLR: 184 [MLR 185]; obviously the publication refers to the characters which the potsherd bears.).
Autopsied by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum in November 2013.