VB·3 Ornavasso

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Classification: bottle
Archaeological Type: fiasca a trottola

Material: pottery
Size: height 13.8 cm, max. diam. 20.8 cm, foot diam. 9 cm
Condition: complete, repaired

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 1
Date: end of 2nd/beginning of 1st c. BC
Date derived from: typology, archaeological context

Site: Ornavasso (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italy)
Field name: San Bernardo
Archaeological context: grave 84
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 58' 8.40" N, 8° 24' 57.60" E [from site]
Find date: 1890–1893
Find circumstances: excavation
Finder: Enrico Bianchetti
Current location: Museo del Paesaggio (Verbania Pallanza)
Inventory no.: 499


Alternative sigla: Whatmough 1933 (PID): 304
Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 10
Solinas 1995: 128
Morandi 2004: 48

Sources: Morandi 2004: 550–553 no. 48



Images in Lejeune 1987: pl. XIII (photo = Solinas 1995: tav. LXIXb), Morandi 1999: pl. IX.1 (photo) = Morandi 2004: tav. X.48).

Vaso a trottola with two white circular bands painted on the shoulder, found in the inhumation grave no. 84 of the San Bernardo necropolis. Dated to the 1st century BC (Augustan era) based on a triobol of Massalia (NM·5) with legend rikoi (80 BC to 14 AD) found in the same grave (Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 162, Morandi 1999: 172, no. 17); above dating from Morandi 2004. See also Piana Agostinetti 1972: 104, 249 f.