TI·24 Locarno

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Classification: bottle
Archaeological Type: fiasca a trottola

Material: pottery
Size: height 12.5 cm, mouth diam. 2.5 cm, max. diam. 17 cm, foot diam. 8.2 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 C 42
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 10' 12.67" N, 8° 46' 42.25" E
Find date: 1938
Find circumstances: excavation
Current location: Museo Civico e Archeologico Castello Visconteo (Locarno)
Inventory no.: 134.1938.312

Inscription: TI·24 (śium)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 278

Sources: Morandi 2004: 706 no. 278



Image in Stöckli 1975: 54, Abb. 51.11 = 174, Taf. 36 (drawing).

Fiasca a trottola, partly broken into fragments but practically complete, found in the Solduno necropolis; the remains of circular decorations are visible. One of three inscribed Kreiselflaschen from Solduno (cf. TI·21 Locarno, TI·22 Locarno); on the dating see Stöckli 1975: 50–52, also De Marinis & Biaggio Simona 2000: 462, no. 540.

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.