VR-4 bone

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Classification: unidentifiable
Material: bone
Size: length 7 cm
Condition: complete
Date: 1st century BC
Date derived from: archaeological context

Site: Castelrotto (fraction of: San Pietro in Cariano, Verona, Veneto, Italy)
Archaeological context: settlement, structure I
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 29' 52.80" N, 10° 54' 7.20" E [from site]
Find date: 1982
Find circumstances: excavation
Current location: Soprintendenza Archeologia del Veneto – Nucleo Operativo di Verona (repository)
Inventory Nr.: none

Inscription: VR-4 (puz·n?χan)

Sources: Marinetti 1991: 39–42 with fig.
MLR: 152 [MLR 139] with drawing


Bone (metacarpus) of a pig (Sus scrofa).
On one side an inscription.
For the find circumstances cp. Luciano Salzani, Lettura di una sezione stratigrafica al maton di Castelrotto, in: Annuario storico della Valpolicella, 1986-87, 5-20. Moreover: MLR: 151.
In the recently released study about the Raetic inscriptions by Marchesini the bone is listed with "MLR 139". According to the indications in MLR the bone is kept in the Soprintendenza Archeologia del Veneto – Nucleo Operativo di Verona, however an autopsy was not effected (cp. MLR: 152 [MLR 139]).
So far not autopsied by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum. The indications follow the information given in literature (cp. below the bibliography).



Marinetti 1991 Anna Marinetti, "Una Iscrizione Retica su un Piccolo Osso di Animale dal Maton di Castelrotto", Annuario Storico della Valpolicella 1990-1991 (1991), 39–42.