TI·7 Giubiasco

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Object
Classification: pot

Material: pottery
Size: height 8.3 cm, max. diam. 8.5 cm, mouth diam. 6.1 cm, foot diam. 4.3 cm
Condition: complete, repaired
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Aug 18 2021

Archaeological culture: Augustan
Date: late 1st c. BC–early 1st c. AD
Date derived from: typology

Site: Giubiasco (fraction of: Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland)
Field name: Giubiasco necropolis
Archaeological context: "grave" 284
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 10' 22.80" N, 9° 0' 39.60" E [from site]
Find date: in or before 1901
Find circumstances: unknown
Finder: unknown
Current location: Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (Mainz)
Inventory no.: O.16417

Inscription: TI·7 (amu?)

Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 256
Solinas 1995: 4
Morandi 2004: 8

Sources: Morandi 2004: 523 no. 8

Images

Commentary

Image in Crivelli 1977: tav. 1 (drawing).

The small unglazed pot, referred to as an urn by Herbig 1906: 190, no. 7, is one of the objects claimed by Domenico Pini to have been excavated by him in June/July 1901 at the Giubiasco necropolis, but may have been bought, or found at nearby Pianezzo (Tori et al. 2004: 27 f., 64 f., 69). The forged grave complex is described in Tori et al. 2004: 262, who report the urn missing from the inventory of the RGZM. See also Ulrich 1914 I: 623 f.

The pot can be compared with TI·53 Giubiasco and classified as type Marabini X, dated to the late Republican / Augustan period (cf. Pernet et al. 2006: 197 f.).

Corinna Salomon

Bibliography

Crivelli 1977 Aldo Crivelli, "La necropoli di Giubiasco", Rivista Archeologica dell'Antica Provincia e Diocesi di Como 159 (1977), 5–98.
Herbig 1906 Gustav Herbig, ""Keltoligurische" Inschriften aus Giubiasco", Anzeiger für schweizerische Altertumskunde / Indicateur d'Antiquités Suisses 7 (1905–1906), 187–205.