At the moment of its discovery, during the removal of earth at Monte Ceneri, the grave was probably disturbed and scattered material was later collected, while stone slabs probably belonging to the protective case
were lost. The retrieved objects appear to belong to a single tomb, certainly that of a woman, but we cannot rule out that the grave was part of a small family necropolis, in line with the other findings.
The cremated rests of the dead were deposited inside an olla
; the cinerary vessel
was supplemented by a smaller painted earthenware olla decorated with red bands, a black glazed
earthenware olla of north-Etruscan production and a few iron objects, of which only fragments remain. Four bronze buttons that were probably in origin applied to a belt and two bronze fibulae
belong to the clothing. The part of personal objects is composed of a small bronze spiral used to fix plaited hair and some necklace beads made of amber
and blue glass paste, decorated "a occhi". The presence of an impasto clay spindle
is sign of the female art of spinning and shows that this was indeed a woman's tomb.
This set of finds allows us to date the burial to the middle of the IIIrd
century b.C.; most of the objects from the necropolis of Val di Vaiana are datable to the same period, showing the particular vitality of Ligurian settlements in the Serchio valley in times of relative peace, before the conflict with Rome worsened, at the end of the IIIrd