VN-15 bone

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Classification: unidentifiable
Material: bone
Size: length: 5.8 cm, width: 2.1 cm, height: 1.6 cm
Condition: fragmentary
Date: 3rd–1st centuries BC
Date derived from: archaeological context

Site: Schluderns / Sluderno (Bozen / Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)
Field name: Ganglegg
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 40' 18.23" N, 10° 35' 18.96" E
Find date:
Find circumstances: excavation
Current location: Vintschger Museum / Museo della Val Venosta (on exhibition)

Inscription: VN-15 (?/]χ̣ạ)

Sources: Schumacher 2004: 323–324, 361 pl. 13.7



Animal bone of a sheep (Ovis orientalis aries) or a goat (Capra aegagrus hircus).
Broken at one side, perforated.
Along an inscription.
Like all the bone findings on the Ganglegg hill the bone dates to 3rd–1st centuries BC (cp. Gamper & Steiner 1999: 50–51).



Gamper & Steiner 1999 Peter Gamper, Hubert Steiner, Das Ganglegg bei Schluderns. Eine befestigte bronze- und eisenzeitliche Siedlung im oberen Vinschgau, Bozen: Athesia 1999.