TI·54 Sonvico

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Classification: stela

Material: stone
Size: length 48 cm, width 27 cm, thickness 10.5 cm
Condition: fragmentary
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Oct 16 2023

Archaeological culture: La Tène B, La Tène C
Date: 4th–mid-2nd c. BC

Site: Sonvico (fraction of: Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland)
Archaeological context: stray find
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 3' 9.21" N, 8° 59' 6.75" E
Find date: 2007
Find circumstances: restauration work
Finder: Danila Nova-Toscanelli, Arnoldo Ghirlanda-Lepori
Current location: Ufficio Cantonale dei Beni Culturali (Bellinzona)
Inventory no.: 232.2007.1

Inscription: TI·54 (]uikalai)

Alternative sigla: none

Sources: Dell'Era 2018: 151 f.



Images in Dell'Era 2018: 153, fig. 1 (photo) and fig. 2 (drawing).

Fragment of a mica schist stela found built into a wall of the Villa Elena in the village section 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. See the inscription page on the typological/palaeographical dating.

Corinna Salomon


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.