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|Size:||length 48 cm, breadth 27 cm, width 10.5 cm|
|Site:||Dino (fraction of: Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland)|
|Archaeological context:||stray find|
|Coordinates (approx.):||46° 3' 9.21" N, 8° 59' 6.75" E|
|Find circumstances:||restauration work|
|Finder:||Danila Nova-Toscanelli, Arnoldo Ghirlanda-Lepori|
|Current location:||Ufficio Cantonale dei Beni Culturali (Bellinzona)|
|Sources:||Dell'Era 2018: 151 f.|
Images in Dell'Era 2018: 153, fig. 1 (photo) and fig. 2 (drawing).
The fragment of a stela was found built into a wall of the Villa Elena in Dino during preparations for the building's renovation. It is possible, but not certain that it was originally unearthed at the site of the Villa during its construction in 1888.
Representing the upper part of a stela of mica schist, the fragment shows that the stela bore a stylised human shape formed of two parallel vertical lines ending in a circle, with an inscription between the two lines, as known from many other Cisalpine Celtic funerary monuments. See Dell'Era 2018: 154 on different typologies.
|Dell'Era 2018||Romeo Dell'Era, "Una stele con iscrizione celtica individuata a Dino (Lugano, Canton Ticino)", Quaderni Ticinesi di Numismatica e Antichità Classiche 47 (2018), 151–157.|