TV·1 Oderzo

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Classification: gravel

Material: stone
Size: length 36.5 cm, width 26 cm, thickness 15.5 cm
Condition: unknown

Archaeological culture: unknown
Date: unknown

Site: Oderzo (Treviso, Veneto, Italy)
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 46' 57.97" N, 12° 29' 30.58" E
Find date: 1960s
Find circumstances: by chance during building work
Current location: Museo Archeologico "Eno Bellis" (Oderzo)

Inscription: TV·1 (:pazros:pompeteχuaios/kaialoiso)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 271

Sources: Prosdocimi 1984c: 424


Images in Prosdocimi 1988: 304, fig. 287, 288, 289 (photos).

Flat ovoid ciottolone of trachyte, max. circumference 97.5 cm, weight 22.6 kg (Prosdocimi 1984c: 424), found on a building site in via Mazzini in the 1960s (according to Morandi 2004: 693 (no. 271); Pellegrini 1984: 443 implies that the stone was found shortly before he examined it in November 1980). Its find context is unknown; Eno Bellis, director of the Museo di Oderzo, said that it was found in the area of ancient Oderzo southeast of the city itself (according to Prosdocimi 1984c: 425). Ciottoloni are Venetic funerary monuments typical for the area of Padova, the only other non-Padovan specimen being the one with inscription *Vi 4 (Prosdocimi 1988: 303). The present stone is not natural, like the Padovan ones, but carved into shape (Prosdocimi 1984c: 424). The stone cannot be dated archaeologically; see the inscription page on questionable palaeographical datings.

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