NO·1 Castelletto sopra Ticino

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Classification: beaker

Material: pottery
Extension (h): 7.6 cm2.992 in <br />
Diameter (max.): 8.6 cm3.386 in <br />
Colour: blackish brown
Surface treatment: polished
Condition: unknown

Archaeological culture: Golasecca II A
Date: middle of 6th century BC
Date derived from: typology

Site: Castelletto sopra Ticino (Novara, Piemonte, Italy)
Field name: Cascina Baraggia
Archaeological context: cist grave (delimited by granite slabs)
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 43' 8.40" N, 8° 38' 13.20" E [from site]
Find date: 1985
Find circumstances: salvage excavation
Finder: Soprintendenza Archeologica del Piemonte
Current location: Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Piemonte (Torino)
Inventory no.: St 51899

Inscription: NO·1 (§χosioiso v)

Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 113 bis
Morandi 2004: 74

Sources: Morandi 2004: 569-570
Solinas 1995: 369
Gambari & Colonna 1986: 119-129



The beaker was collocated inside the urn with the ashes of the deceased and other metal artifacts. Probably these objects were, since deposited inside the urn, personal objects of the deceased. The grave can be dated to the horizon Golasecca II A - II B (2nd - 3rd quarter of the 6th century, Gambari & Colonna 1986: 120, 128-129). (Morandi after Gambari: Ticino A) The shape of the beaker is archaic, probably derived from metal object types (Morandi 1999: 153, Gambari & Colonna 1986: 126-127).


Gambari & Colonna 1988 Filippo Maria Gambari, Giovanni Colonna, "Il bicchiere con iscrizione arcaica da Castelletto Ticino e l'adozione della scrittura nell'Italia nord-occidentale", Studi Etruschi 54 (1986 [1988]), 119–164.