A bronze model of a sheep liver, divided into demarcated zones and annotated with Etruscan inscriptions, was found in 1877 at Decima di Gossolengo and has always been known since as the liver of Piacenza. Forty inscriptions of divinities are allocated to one or more zones of the liver and almost certainly provided a guide to the interpretation of these entrails, and by extension to interpretation of celestial events. The epigraphic style suggests a date of the third century BC in the Chiana Valley area of North Etruria.

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