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Herculaneum VII.17. Doorway to workshop of C. Messenius Eunomus, linked to VII.1.

Excavated 1872-73.

 

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The ownership of this house and shop to C. Messenius Eunomus, an Augustale who name was graffitied on one of the columns of the Seat of the Augustales, has been hypothesized due to the discovery of a bronze seal bearing his name.

On the wall of the façade of the upper floor, you can see a latrine pertaining to the upper room above the workshop on the corner.

Found in this workshop, was a considerable quantity of grain and some nuts.

See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.371)

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.114).

 

According to Cooley, thirty-two tablets were discovered on a balcony next to the House of Galba (they say at VII.8 or 9).

See Cooley, A.E. and Cooley, M.G. 2014. Pompeii and Herculaneum; a sourcebook. U.K. Abingdon, Routledge, 2nd ed.  (p.212).

 

Ins. VII, 17, the rear entrance of VII.1 on left of Decumanus Inferiore. Looking south across junction with Cardo III Superiore on left, Inferiore on right. Taken between Ins. VII on left, Ins. II on right, looking east.

VII.17, the rear entrance of VII.1 on left of Decumanus Inferiore. May 2010.

Looking south across junction with Cardo III Superiore on left, Inferiore on right.

Taken between Ins. VII on left, Ins. II on right, looking east.

 

Ins VII, Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorways to workshop and dwelling on Decumanus Inferiore.

VII.18 and 17, Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorways to workshop and dwelling on Decumanus Inferiore.

The dwelling was named after Messenius Eunomus because of a bronze seal found.

 

VII,18 and 17, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards entrance doorways. An upper floor latrine would have been accessible from the balcony.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII.18 and 17, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards entrance doorways.

An upper floor latrine would have been accessible from the balcony. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins VII, 17, Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

VII.17, Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

 

Decumanus Inferiore, left to right behind bar-room of Ins II. 6 and 7, on left. September 2015. Doorway to Ins. VII.1, right of centre on Cardo III Superiore, on right.

Decumanus Inferiore, left to right behind bar-room of Ins II.6 and II.7, on left. September 2015.

Doorway to Ins. VII.1, right of centre on Cardo III Superiore, on right.

 

 

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