VR-9 potsherd

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Classification: vessel
Material: pottery
Size: width: 6.8 cm, height: 4.3 cm, thickness max.: 1.5 cm, thickness min.: 1.2 cm
Condition: fragmentary
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-9 (]????[)

Sources: Marinetti 2000: 74–75 [No. 1]
Marinetti 2004: 409


Ceramic fragment.
Body sherd of a large vessel. Clay grey in colour.
The above-mentioned dimensions result of the autopsy by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum. Marinetti indicates: "dimensioni cm 7.5 x 4,5" (cp. Marinetti 2000: 74).
Remains of an inscription.
The archaeological finds VR-6 antler, VR-7 bone, VR-8 bone and the present ceramic fragment 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.
The ceramic fragment was first published by Marinetti, however with particular and exclusive regard to the characters (cp. Marinetti 2000: 74–75 [No. 1]). In 2004 Marinetti mentioned the sherd another time: "I reperti iscritti sono un frammento ceramico con segni (...), un frammento di corno e due ossicini (...)" (cp. Marinetti 2004: 409) whereas this study was exclusively focused on the antler as well as the two bones (cp. VR-7 bone, VR-8 bone) and the inscriptions.
In the recently released study about the Raetic inscriptions by Marchesini the object is not incorporated.
Autopsied by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum in November 2015.



Marinetti 2000 Anna Marinetti, "Le iscrizioni sui materiali da Montorio (Verona)", Quaderni di Archeologia del Veneto (QdAV) XVI (2000), 74–77.
Marinetti 2004 Anna Marinetti, "Nuove iscrizioni retiche dall'area veronese", Studi Etruschi 70 (2004), 408–420.