VA·20 Arsago Seprio

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological Type: patera

Material: pottery
Size: length 12.5 cm, breadth 3 cm (of fragment), foot diam. 6.1 cm
Condition: fragmentary
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Apr 30 2022

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

Site: Arsago Seprio (Varese, Lombardia, Italy)
Field name: Sant'Ambrogio
Archaeological context: grave 10/1986–7 (ustrinum)
(Objects: VA·19 Arsago Seprio, VA·20 Arsago Seprio)
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 41' 1.31" N, 8° 44' 2.68" E
Find date: 1986–1987
Find circumstances: excavation
Current location: Civico Museo Archeologico (Arsago Seprio)
Inventory no.: St 61527b

Inscription: VA·20 (ṣnaśịọụịṭoṣ §)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 120

Sources: Morandi 2004: 604 no. 120



Images in Veronesi 1990: tav. Vd (drawing), Morandi 2004: tav. XVIII.120 (photo).

Fragment of part of the foot and bottom of probably an unglazed patera, possibly a cup, found in the ustrinum of grave 10 (excavation 1986/1987) of the Sant'Ambrogio necropolis; see Binaghi Leva 1990: 38, 46 for details about the grave and finds (also Volontè Fredini 1990: 72). From the same context VA·19 Arsago Seprio. Dating from Binaghi Leva 1990; Morandi 2001: 12, no. 5 gives the 2nd c. BC, La Tène D2 in 2004.

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.