VR-8 bone

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Classification: unidentifiable
Material: bone
Size: length: 3.3cm, width: 1cm
Condition: complete
Date: 4th–3rd centuries BC
Date derived from: archaeological context

Site: Montorio Veronese (fraction of: Verona, Verona, Veneto, Italy)
Field name: Castello di Montorio Veronese
Archaeological context: settlement
(Objects: VR-6 antler, VR-7 bone, VR-8 bone, VR-9 potsherd)
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 27' 22.07" N, 11° 3' 9.29" E
Find date: 1998
Find circumstances: survey
Current location: Soprintendenza Archeologia del Veneto – Nucleo Operativo di Verona (repository)
Inventory Nr.: none

Inscription: VR-8 (i?θ)

Sources: Marinetti 2004: 412 [No. 3] with fig.
MLR: 259 with photo


Bone (ossicle) of an animal, not further classified.
Complete. The above-mentioned dimensions refer to the indications given by Marinetti (cp. Marinetti 2004: 412; however Marchesini indicates "Lungh. 3,1 cm; spess. 1–1,4 cm", cp. MLR: 259).
Remains of an inscription.
The archaeological finds VR-6 antler, VR-7 bone and VR-8 bone were picked up during an archaeological survey on the hill of the Castello di Montorio, near to Verona, in 1998 (cp. Marinetti 2004: 409; moreover: MLR: 257).
The discoveries which all can be put into a context of residential structure, indicate an "ampio arco cronologico (dal V secolo all’età imperiale)"; a Raetic presence however can be determined for the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. For more details see Marinetti 2004: 409 or MLR: 257.
In the recently released study about the Raetic inscriptions by Marchesini the bone is listed with "MLR 293". According to the indications in MLR the bone is kept in the Soprintendenza Archeologia del Veneto – Nucleo Operativo di Verona, an autopsy was effected (cp. MLR: 259 [MLR 293]).
Autopsied by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum in November 2015.



Marinetti 2004 Anna Marinetti, "Nuove iscrizioni retiche dall'area veronese", Studi Etruschi 70 (2004), 408–420.