MI·13 Mezzano

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological Type: patera

Material: pottery
Size: length 13 cm, width 8.5 cm (of fragment), foot diam. 6 cm
Condition: fragmentary
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Apr 27 2022

Archaeological culture: La Tène D
Date: first half of 1st c. BC
Date derived from: archaeological context

Site: Mezzano (fraction of: Melegnano, Milano, Lombardia, Italy)
Archaeological context: grave 1
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 22' 8.40" N, 9° 18' 3.60" E [from site]
Find date: 1881
Find circumstances: by chance
Current location: Civico Museo Archeologico (Milano)
Inventory no.: A 0.9.5291

Inscription: MI·13 (]?an)

Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 99
Morandi 2004: 143

Sources: Morandi 2004: 617 f. no. 143



Images in Castelfranco 1886: tav. XIII.63 (drawing), Tizzoni 1981: tav. 11 a (photo), Tizzoni 1984: tav. LVII a (drawing).

Fragment of the foot and part of the bottom of a patera, found in the first of two cremation graves which were excavated by Castelfranco in 1881 (Castelfranco 1886: 243–246). See Tizzoni 1981: 14–21 (object p. 15, no. 2) and Tizzoni 1984: 51–58 (object p. 51, no. 1 sub ceramica) for details about the context and descriptons of the object. Dating after Tizzoni 1984: 58 for grave 1. (The inventory number 2401 given in Tibiletti Bruno 1984: 122 is incorrect.) The object is part of the Castelfranco collection (22°).

Corinna Salomon


Castelfranco 1886 [Pompeo] Castelfranco, "Liguri-Galli e Galli-Romani della Transpadana", Bullettino di Paletnologia Italiana 12 (1886), 194–212, 228–257.