BG·23 Fornovo San Giovanni

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Classification: cup

Material: pottery
Size: height 7.7 cm, diam. 22 cm
Condition: complete, broken, repaired

Archaeological culture: unknown
Date: 3rd century BC
Date derived from: unknown

Site: Fornovo San Giovanni (Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy)
Field name: Brolo
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 29' 43.65" N, 9° 41' 22.55" E
Find date: 1989
Find circumstances: excavation
Finder: Soprintendenza Archeologica della Lombardia
Current location: Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le province di Bergamo e Brescia (Brescia)

Inscription: BG·23 (aśuesa)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 226

Sources: Morandi 2004: 665 no. 226



Images in Morandi 2004: 805, tav. XXVIII.226 (photos), Morandi 2007: 302, fig. 302 (photo).

Unpainted cup of Etrusco-Padan type (Morandi 2007: 302, no. 35), found in fragments in u.s. 259. Dating from Morandi 2004 (with question mark); 2007 gives the 4th–3rd century BC, but the 4th century seems unlikely as the Brolo necropolis only dates from the 3rd century onwards.

Corinna Salomon