TI·35 Ponte Capriasca

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Classification: stela

Material: stone
Size: length 53 cm, width 35 cm, thickness 11 cm
Condition: fragmentary
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Oct 16 2023

Archaeological culture: La Tène B, La Tène C
Date: 4th–mid-2nd c. BC

Site: Ponte Capriasca (Ticino, Switzerland)
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 3' 41.88" N, 8° 57' 1.26" E
Find date: early 1930s
Find circumstances: by chance
Current location: Ufficio Cantonale dei Beni Culturali (Bellinzona)
Inventory no.: 196.1930.1

Inscription: TI·35 (]osik[/]?uka[)

Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 20 bis
Motta 2000: 9
Morandi 2004: 33

Sources: Morandi 2004: 539 no. 33



Image in Motta 2000: 204, fig. 8 (photo).

Fragment of the middle part (closer to the top according to Piana Agostinetti 2004: 156) of a rectangular stela which had been used as a weight for a wire in a vinyard, possibly found in the early 1930s when digging a well behind the church San Rocco (Tibiletti Bruno 1997: 139 after Gilardoni 1956). The find place of the stela lies along the route which connects the Valle del Vedeggio with Tesserete in the Valle Capriasca and Valle del Cassarate north of Lugano (cf. Piana Agostinetti 2004: 156). See the inscription page on suggestions for the typological/palaeographical dating.

Corinna Salomon


Gilardoni 1956 Virgilio Gilardoni, "-", Rivista Tecnica della Svizzera Italiana 43, fasc. 486 (1956), 54ff..