BG·27 Lovere

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Classification: pitcher

Material: pottery
Size: height 7 cm, mouth diam. 10 cm
Condition: unknown

Archaeological culture: Roman imperial period
Date: late 1st c. BC (?)
Date derived from: unknown

Site: Lovere (Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy)
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 49' 4.80" N, 10° 4' 26.40" E [from site]
Find date: unknown
Current location: Civico Museo Archeologico (Bergamo)
Inventory no.: 2900

Inscription: BG·27 (kl)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 230

Sources: Morandi 2004: 668 no. 230


Image in Vimercati Sozzi 1869: tav. XXIV.3 (n.v.).

Unpainted jar with one handle, comparable to pitchers of type Lovere. The object is depicted in Vimercati Sozzi 1869, and appears to be an old finding from the Lovere area, which includes a settlement and necropolis dating from the Neolithic to the late Bronze age (Colle del Lazzaretto/via Decio Celeri, Poggiani Keller 2007d: 101–108), a Roman necropolis (Valvendra/Via Martinoli/Via Gobetti, late 1st century BC–early 5th century AD, Fortunati 2007: 597–605) and two altars for Minerva on Colle San Maurizio (Vavassori 2007 passim). With regard to the dating to the early Imperial age (Morandi, probably typological), it may be presumed that the object comes from the Roman necropolis, though this cannot be verified anymore.

Corinna Salomon


Fortunati 2007 Maria Fortunati, "Archeologia del territorio in età romana", in: Maria Fortunati, Raffaella Poggiani Keller (eds), Storia economica e sociale di Bergamo. I primi millenni – dalla preistoria al medioevo, Bergamo: 2007, II 559–626.