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Herculaneum VII.18. Dwelling of C. Messenius Eunomus, linked to workshop at VII.17 and VII.1.  Excavated 1872-73.

 

The ownership of this house and shop is attributed 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 and 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, 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.

 

VII, 18 and 17, Herculaneum, October 2014. Doorways to workshop and dwelling on Decumanus Inferiore.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII.18 and 17, Herculaneum, October 2014. Doorways to workshop and dwelling on Decumanus Inferiore.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VII.18, Herculaneum. Seal of C. Messenius Eunomus found on 12 March 1873, in a room of the house, where he had fallen from the upper floor (together to numerous other objects).
See Camodeca, G. 2017. Una Nuova Compravendita di Schiavo dalle Tabulae Herculanenses.

VII.18, Herculaneum. Seal of C. Messenius Eunomus found on 12 March 1873, in a room of the house, where he had fallen from the upper floor (together to numerous other objects).

See Camodeca, G., 2017. Una Nuova Compravendita di Schiavo dalle Tabulae Herculanenses.

 

VII 18, Herculaneum. September 2015. Latrine on upper floor, view from left.

VII.18, Herculaneum. September 2015. Latrine on upper floor, view from left (west).

 

VII 18, Herculaneum. September 2015. Latrine on upper floor, front view.

VII.18, Herculaneum. September 2015. Latrine on upper floor, front view.

 

VII 18, Herculaneum. September 2015. Latrine on upper floor view from right.

VII.18, Herculaneum. September 2015. Latrine on upper floor, view from right (east).

 

Ins VII,18 Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

VII.18 Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

 

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VII.18 Herculaneum, October 2014. Entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins VII,18 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north through entrance doorway.

VII.18 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north through entrance doorway.

 

Ins VII,18 Herculaneum, September 2015. Niche on rear wall.

VII.18 Herculaneum, September 2015. Niche on rear wall.

 

Ins VII, 18, Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of niche on rear wall, from entrance doorway.

VII.18, Herculaneum, September 2015. Niche on rear wall, from entrance doorway.

 

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VII.18, Herculaneum, October 2014. Detail of niche on rear wall, from entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.