BG·35 Verdello

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Classification: cup

Material: pottery
Material composition: terra sigillata Goudineau 7
Size: height 4.2 cm, rim diam 9.3 cm
Condition: unknown

Archaeological culture: Augustan
Date: 20–1 BC
Date derived from: typology

Site: Verdello (Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy)
Field name: Colabiolo
Archaeological context: grave 16
(Objects: BG·35 Verdello, BG·36 Verdello)
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 36' 26.16" N, 9° 37' 49.39" E
Find date: 1996
Find circumstances: excavation
Finder: Soprintendenza Archeologica della Lombardia
Current location: Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Lombardia (Bergamo)
Inventory no.: St 140401

Inscription: BG·35 (cilo)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 292

Sources: Morandi 2004: 714 no. 292


Image in Jorio 2003: 206, fig. 1.4 (drawing).

Terra sigillata cup similar to type Goudineau 7 found in tomb 16 of the Colabiolo section of the Verdello necropolis. The stamp is that of Passius Telamo, whose workshop was located in the Padan plain and was active between 20 and 1 BC (OCK 1380). See Jorio 2003: 205 with n. 6 for a description and classification of the cup, and Fortunati & Corti 2003: 172 f. for details about the grave and its inventory. In the same grave was found BG·36 Verdello, of similar type and size and with the same stamp. Dating based on the stamp and and Jorio 2003: 205 with n. 6 as well as the dating for the grave (terminus post quem 23 BC based on a coin, Fortunati & Corti 2003: 172); Morandi gives the 1st century BC in 2004, the beginning of the 1st century BC in 2007: 300 (no. 31).

Corinna Salomon


Fortunati & Corti 2003 Maria Fortunati, Paolo Corti, "La necropoli nell'area del Colabiolo: lo scavo del 1996", in: Maria Fortunati, Lelio Pagani, Raffaella Poggiani Keller (eds), Verdello. Dalle origini all'altomedioevo. Ricerche archeologice e storiche, Verdello: 2003, 157–173.