VA·26 Arsago Seprio

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological Type: black-glazed patera Lamboglia 5 / Morel 2284

Material: pottery
Size: height 4.2 cm, mouth diam. 36 cm, foot diam. 9.8 cm
Condition: broken, repaired, incomplete
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Apr 30 2022

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 2
Date: 75–25 BC
Date derived from: typology

Site: Arsago Seprio (Varese, Lombardia, Italy)
Field name: Sant'Ambrogio
Archaeological context: grave 1/1986–7 (ustrinum)
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 61499

Inscription: VA·26 (ui)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 126

Sources: Morandi 2004: 606 no. 126



Image in Veronesi 1990: tav. XIVi (drawings).

Black-glazed patera found in the ustrinum of grave 1 of the 1986–7 excavation according to Binaghi Leva 1990: 55; the burial of a female is considered to be one of the elite graves (Binaghi Leva 1990: 34, 52–55). (Morandi locates the find in grave 4 of the excavation in autumn 1993, but "T. 1" is noted on the object.) See also Volontè Fredini 1990: 70. Cf. VA·13 Arsago Seprio from the associated grave. Dating from Volontè Fredini 1990: 70; the grave is dated to the Augustan period by Binaghi Leva 1990: 52.

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.