TI·22 Locarno

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Classification: bottle
Archaeological Type: fiasca a trottola

Material: pottery
Size: height 11.4 cm, mouth diam. 2.8 cm, max. diam. 14.5 cm, foot diam. 7.2 cm
Condition: complete, broken, repaired
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Oct 17 2023

Archaeological culture: La Tène D
Date: late 2nd–1st c. BC
Date derived from: typology

Site: Locarno (Ticino, Switzerland)
Field name: Solduno necropolis
Archaeological context: grave B 5
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 10' 5.62" N, 8° 46' 52.05" E
Find date: 1938
Find circumstances: excavation
Current location: Museo Civico e Archeologico Castello Visconteo (Locarno)
Inventory no.: 134.1938.372

Inscription: TI·22 (kr)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 22

Sources: Morandi 2004: 531 no. 22



Images in Stöckli 1975: 54, Abb. 51.9 = 173, Taf. 35 (drawing), Morandi 1999: 193, pl. VI.2 (photo).

Partly cracked, but practically complete unpainted fiasca a trottola from the Solduno necropolis (via del Passetto); the neck and mouth are broken off, but repaired. The oldest of the inscribed Kreiselflaschen from Solduno (cf. TI·21 Locarno, TI·24 Locarno), see Stöckli 1975: 50–52, also De Marinis & Biaggio Simona 2000: 462, no. 541.

Corinna Salomon


De Marinis & Biaggio Simona 2000 Raffaele C. De Marinis, Simonetta Biaggio Simona (eds), I leponti tra mito e realtà. Raccolta di saggi in occasione della mostra Locarno, Castello Visconteo - Casorella, 20 maggio - 3 dicembre 2000, Verbania: Armando Dadò Editore 2000.