VN-4 bone

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Classification: unidentifiable
Material: bone
Size: length: 10.2 cm, width: 1.8 cm, height: 1.7 cm
Condition: complete, damaged
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: probably between 1989 and 1992
Find circumstances: excavation (Pohl and Wieser)
Current location: Vintschger Museum / Museo della Val Venosta (on exhibition)

Inscription: VN-4 (iuiui)

Sources: Gamper & Steiner 1999: 48–51, fig. 24.6
Schumacher 2004: 178, 209, pl. 3.3



Animal bone of a sheep (Ovis orientalis aries) or a goat (Capra aegagrus hircus).
At one end perforated. At the other end broken.
Along characters. In Schumacher 2004 only a transcription of the characters (cp. Schumacher 2004: pl. 3.3).
Like all the bone findings on the Ganglegg hill the bone dates to 3rd–1st centuries BC (cp. Gamper & Steiner 1999: 50–51).
Until 1992 in private property of Karl Pohl. The current location however is the Vintschger Museum / Museo della Val Venosta.



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