BG·36 Verdello

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Classification: cup

Material: pottery
Material composition: terra sigillata Goudineau 2
Size: height 4 cm, rim diam. 9.5 cm
Condition: complete, broken, repaired

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 140399


Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 293

Sources: Morandi 2004: 714 no. 293


Images in Jorio 2003: 206, fig. 1.2 (drawing), Morandi 2003: 130, fig. 13 and 131, fig. 14 (photos), Morandi 2007: 301, fig. 300 (photo = Morandi 2010: 57, fig. 13).

Terra sigillata cup (type Goudineau 2) 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. 5 for the classification of the cup, and Fortunati & Corti 2003: 172 f. for details about the grave and its inventory. Possibly, but not necessarily identified as an acetabulum by its inscription (BG·36.1) – the cup can qualify as an acetabulum, though one on the larger side; the typical indented wall profile is absent. In the same grave was found BG·35 Verdello, of similar type and size and with the same stamp. Dating based on the stamp as well as the dating for the grave (terminus post quem 23 BC based on a coin, Fortunati & Corti 2003: 172); Morandi gives the Imperial age in 2004, the first half of the 1st century BC in 2007: 301 (no. 33).

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.