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Herculaneum VII.1. Workshop of C. Messenius Eunomus, linked to VII.17 and 18.

Excavated 1872-73.

 

According to Maiuri, listed as “Old Excavations” are Insula II, numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8, and Insula VII, but only the south part belonging to dwellings at numbers 1 and 2, and shops at numbers 3 and 4. Owing to the lack of space and the overhead buildings, the excavators only succeeded in disinterring the extreme south-west corner of this insula.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.23-25).

 

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).

 

VII,1, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west to entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII,1, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west to entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VII,1, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking west to entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII,1, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking west to entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins VII, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north along Cardo III Superiore, from junction with Decumanus Inferiore.

VII,1, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north along Cardo III Superiore, from junction with Decumanus Inferiore. The doorway to VII.1 is on the left.

 

 

 

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