MI·12 Milano

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Classification: spindle whorl

Material: pottery
Size: height 4.1 cm, max. diam. 4.4 cm
Condition: lost

Archaeological culture: unknown
Date: unknown

Site: Milano (Milano, Lombardia, Italy)
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 27' 50.40" N, 9° 11' 16.80" E [from site]
Find date: before 1888
Find circumstances: unknown
Current location: unknown

Inscription: MI·12 (vat)

Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 103 a
Morandi 2004: 142

Sources: Morandi 2004: 617 no. 142



Images in Pauli 1888: Taf. XI, fig. 1 (drawings).

Double-conical spindle whorl made of reddish brown clay with a dotted zig-zag pattern on one section; weight: 45 g. The object was part of the Forrer Collection in Strassbourg when Pauli published it in 1888; its current whereabouts are unknown. Pauli (p. 44) reports that the object (together with MI·11 Milano) was found in or near Milano; nothing was known to him about the exact find place and circumstance, but they came to Forrer threaded on a piece of string with further spindle whorls. Pauli assumes that they were part of a necklace from a burial. See also Molinari 1974: 68.

Corinna Salomon