TI·5 Giubiasco

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Classification: plate

Material: pottery
Size: height 5 cm, max. diam. 22 cm
Condition: complete, repaired
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Jul 20 2021

Archaeological culture: La Tène D
Date: 150–25 BC
Date derived from: typology

Site: Giubiasco (fraction of: Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland)
Field name: Giubiasco necropolis
Archaeological context: "grave" 292
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 10' 22.80" N, 9° 0' 39.60" E [from site]
Find date: in or before 1901
Find circumstances: unknown
Finder: unknown
Current location: Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum (Zürich)
Inventory no.: 15431

Inscription: TI·5 (arimai)

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 262
Solinas 1995: 11
Morandi 2004: 6

Sources: Morandi 2004: 522 no. 6



Images in Ulrich 1914 II: Taf. LXII.13 (photo), Morandi 1999: pl. III.1 (photo).

The plate is one of the objects claimed by Domenico Pini to have been excavated by him in June/July 1901 at the Giubiasco necropolis, but may have been bought, or found at nearby Pianezzo (Tori et al. 2004: 27 f., 64 f., 69). The forged grave complex is described in Tori et al. 2004: 266 f. See also Ulrich 1914 I: 625.

The plate can be classified as am imitation of type Lamboglia 5/5 of black-glazed ware, dated to LT D (cf. Pernet et al. 2006: 209 f.).

Corinna Salomon