VA·28 Samarate

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological Type: patera

Material: pottery
Size: diam. 21 cm
Condition: incomplete, damaged, repaired

Archaeological culture: unknown
Date: late 2nd c. BC
Date derived from: unknown

Site: Samarate (Varese, Lombardia, Italy)
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 37' 41.56" N, 8° 47' 11.78" E
Find date: 1908
Find circumstances: by chance
Current location: unknown


Alternative sigla: Solinas 1995: 115
Morandi 2004: 128

Sources: Morandi 2004: 607 f. no. 12


Image in Bertolone 1931: 44, fig. 13 (drawing).

Patera reconstructed from seven fragments, only part of the wall and rim missing. Found during building work on the grounds of the Casa Ferrario in Samarate as part of a number of objects, reportedly from Roman (?) tombs (Bertolone 1931: 43, no. 4). Dating from Morandi, which may be on typological or palaeographical grounds, but see VA·28.3.

Corinna Salomon


Bertolone 1931 Mario Bertolone, "Scoperte archeologiche nell'Agro Gallaratese", Rivista Archeologica dell'Antica Provincia e Diocesi di Como. Antichità ed Arte 102–104 (1931), 23–52.