WE-7 potsherd

From Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum
Jump to navigationJump to search
Classification: bowl
Material: pottery
Condition: fragmentary, restored
Archaeological culture: Hallstatt D, La Tène A

Site: Mellaun / Meluno (fraction of: Brixen / Bressanone, Bozen / Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)
Field name: Reiferfelder
Archaeological context: cremation grave
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 41' 26.02" N, 11° 40' 1.20" E
Find date: 1908
Find circumstances: excavation
Current location: Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (repository)
Inventory Nr.: 11.562

Inscription: WE-7 (θr)

Sources: Franz 1957: 108–109, fig. 3


Ceramic fragment; the bottom of a bowl with foot.
Medium-fine clay from grey to light brown in colour, moderate tempered with quartz particles; reduced firing.
On the belly a circumferential decoration of four striae at regular intervals. Decoration before firing.
Outside characters which are to compare with NO-14.
The potsherd was found during the excavation at the Reiferfelder executed by Franz von Wieser in 1908. During this excavation von Wieser discovered several cremation graves which date from the late Hallstatt period to the beginning of the La Tène period (cp. Wieser 1909: 198–199). The detailed context related to the sherd however is uncertain (cp. Franz 1957: 109).
Due to the archaeological context the ceramic fragment dates to the late Hallstatt period to the beginning of the La Tène period.
In the recently released study about the Raetic inscriptions by Marchesini the ceramic fragment is listed with "MLR 70", an autopsy was effected (cp. MLR: 102 [MLR 70]).
Autopsied by the Thesaurus Inscriptionum Raeticarum in July 2014.



Franz 1957 Leonhard Franz, "Südtiroler Reitia-Inschriften", Der Schlern 31 (1957), 105–109.