VA·10 Somma Lombardo

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological Type: patera imit. Lamboglia 5

Material: pottery
Size: height 5.4 cm, mouth diam. 22.5 cm
Condition: fragmentary, repaired

Archaeological culture: La Tène D
Date: mid-2nd–1st c. BC
Date derived from: archaeological context

Site: Somma Lombardo (Varese, Lombardia, Italy)
Field name: Via Soragana
Archaeological context: grave 7
(Objects: VA·10 Somma Lombardo, VA·11 Somma Lombardo)
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 40' 49.61" N, 8° 43' 23.47" E
Find date: 1984
Find circumstances: excavation
Finder: Soprintendenza Archeologica della Lombardia
Current location: Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le province di Como, Lecco, Monza-Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio e Varese (Milano)
Inventory no.: St 45209

Inscription: VA·10 (kas)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 110

Sources: Morandi 2004: 598 no. 110


Image in Simone 1986: 109, tav. IV b (drawing).

Unpainted patera imitating type Lamboglia 5 of black-glazed ware (detailed description in Simone 1986: 110 sub b), found in tomb 7 of the small necropolis in Via Soragana together with two more paterae (one of them inscribed), two pots, two fibulae, and a spindle whorl indicating a female burial (Simone 1986: 110, 100). Dating according to Simone 1986: 100 for the necropolis; Morandi gives specifically LT D 1 (based on typology?).

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