TI·34 Capriasca

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Classification: stela

Material: stone
Material composition: mica schist
Shape: irregular
Extension (h×w×d): 100 cm39.37 in <br /> × 70 cm27.559 in <br /> × 13 cm5.118 in <br />
Condition: lost

Archaeological culture: unknown
Date: 5th to 4th century BC
Date derived from: palaeography

Site: Capriasca (Ticino, Switzerland)
Field name: Tesserete
Archaeological context: covering of a pit without grave goods
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 4' 2.23" N, 8° 57' 56.88" E
Find date: 1900
Current location: Museo Storico (Lugano)


Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 268
Solinas 1995: 27
Motta 2000: 5
Morandi 2004: 32

Sources: Morandi 2004: 538
Solinas 1995: 331
Motta 2000: 200


The sizes vary slightly in literature (cf. Motta 2000: 200, Tibiletti Bruno 1997: 1005 fn. 7). Tibiletti Bruno (1997: 1005-1006, fn. 8-9) dates the inscription TI·34.3 on the back side of this fragmented stela earlier due to palaeography and because the first part of the inscription lacks. After her TI·34.1 resp. TI·34.2 are complete and incised secondarly after the fragmentation of the stone (see also Tibiletti Bruno 1970, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 137-138, Tibiletti Bruno 1969b: 240 cf. though De Marinis & Motta 1990-1: 217). In all the three inscriptions on this stone the onomastic formula consists only of the personal name (cf. Tibiletti Bruno 1997: 1016, TI·29 and perhaps TI·32).


De Marinis & Motta 1991 Raffaele C. De Marinis, Filippo Motta, "Una nuova iscrizione lepontica su pietra da Mezzovico (Lugano)", Sibrium 21 (1990–1991), 201–225.
Giussani 1902 A[ntonio] Giussani, "L' iscrizione nord-etrusca di Tesserete e le altre iscrizioni pre-romane del nostro territorio", Rivista Archeologica della Provincia e Antica Diocesi di Como 46 (1902), 25–67.