VA·13 Arsago Seprio

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological Type: patera imit. Lamboglia 5/7 / Morel 2283

Material: pottery
Size: height 4.5 cm, mouth diam. 19.8 cm, foot diam. 7.5 cm
Condition: complete
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Apr 30 2022

Archaeological culture: Augustan
Date: late 1st c. BC
Date derived from: archaeological context

Site: Arsago Seprio (Varese, Lombardia, Italy)
Field name: Sant'Ambrogio
Archaeological context: grave 1/1986–7
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 41' 1.31" N, 8° 44' 2.68" E
Find date: 1986–1987
Find circumstances: excavation
Finder: Soprintendenza Archeologica della Lombardia
Current location: Civico Museo Archeologico (Arsago Seprio)
Inventory no.: St 60284

Inscription: VA·13 (polios)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 113

Sources: Morandi 2004: 599 f. no. 113



Image in Veronesi 1990: tav. XIIIl (drawing), Morandi 2004: tav. XVII.113 (photo).

Unglazed patera imitating type Lamboglia 5/7 / Morel 2283, found in grave 1 (excavation 1986/1987) of the Sant'Ambrogio necropolis as part of a large amount of furniture; the burial of a female is considered to be one of the elite graves (Binaghi Leva 1990: 34, 52–54). From the same context (ustrinum) VA·26 Arsago Seprio. Dating from Binaghi Leva 1990: 52 for the grave; Morandi 2001: 12, no. 4 gives the 2nd century BC.

Corinna Salomon


Binaghi Leva 1990 Maria Adelaide Binaghi Leva, "Classificazione tipologica dei corredi", in: Giordano Veronesi (ed.), Arsago. Nullus in Insubria pagus vetustior. Studi in memoria di Silvio Pozzi, Varese: Edizioni Lativa 1990, 34–60.