TI·37 Viganello

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Classification: stela

Material: stone
Material composition: mica schist
Size: length 105 cm, width 32 cm
Condition: fragmentary

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

Site: Viganello (fraction of: Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland)
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 0' 57.02" N, 8° 58' 17.37" E
Find date: 1853
Current location: unknown
Inventory no.: 250.1853.1

Inscription: TI·37 (ṣụnaḷei:makọ[)

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 270
Solinas 1995: 28
Morandi 2004: 35

Sources: Morandi 2004: 540 f. no. 35


Bottom part of a mica schist stela found in the oratory of San Siro, where it formed the threshold to the presbytery (Giussani 1902: 39 f.). Retrieved from the collapsed building in 1948, the fragment was brought to the Museo Storico in Lugano, where it suffered the same fate as the other inscribed stones which were erstwhile housed there – it is currently untraceable. See also Piana Agostinetti 2004: 163. See the inscription page on the typological/palaeographical dating.

Corinna Salomon


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.