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I.8.8 Pompeii. Caupona of Lucius Betutius (Vetutius) Placidus.

I.8.9 Pompeii. House of Lucius Betutius (Vetutius) Placidus.

Excavated 1912 and 1939.

 

Quick Outline

This page has been created to give a quick appreciation of the main rooms and areas of the Caupona (Bar) and House of Lucius Betutius (Vetutius) Placidus without the need to navigate the many detailed pages of photographs.   

 

Detail

If you are interested to see the house and caupona in more detail, the rooms are shown in much greater detail in the subsequent parts.

 

Detailed photos:   I.8.8 Caupona      I.8.9 House

 

I.8.9 Pompeii, in the side roadway on left, and I.8.8, entrance doorway, in centre. December 2018. 
Looking west along Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.8.9 Pompeii, in the side roadway on left, and I.8.8, entrance doorway, in centre. December 2018.

Looking west along Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.8.8 Pompeii. December 2018. Entrance doorway on south side of Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.8.8 Pompeii. December 2018. Entrance doorway on south side of Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.8.8 Pompeii. August 2021. Looking south-west across bar-counter. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

I.8.8 Pompeii. August 2021. Looking south-west across bar-counter. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

I.8.8 Pompeii. October 2017. 
Looking towards rear wall of bar room with doorway to rear room, on left, doorway to oecus, atrium and dwelling, on right.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.8.8 Pompeii. October 2017.

Looking towards rear wall of bar room with doorway to rear room, on left, doorway to oecus, atrium and dwelling, on right.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.8.8 Pompeii. December 2018.Lararium on south wall. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.
The central figure is the Genius of the household next to a three-legged altar.  
On either side of him are the two Lares. On the left side is Mercury with his money bag.  
On the right side is Bacchus with his panther drinking from a cup held in his right hand.  
Underneath are two serpents approaching a round altar.  
See Fröhlich, T., 1991, Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten.  Mainz: von Zabern. (L8: p.252).

I.8.8 Pompeii. December 2018. Lararium on south wall of bar-room. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.8.8 Pompeii. September 2017. Looking south-east across counters. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

I.8.8 Pompeii. September 2017. Looking south-east across counters. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

I.8.8 Pompeii. December 2018. Looking towards east wall and top of the counter of the eastern arm. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand

I.8.8 Pompeii. December 2018.

Looking towards east wall and top of the counter of the eastern arm. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand

 

I.8.8 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking south along top of counter near east wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

I.8.8 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking south along top of counter near east wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

I.8.8 Pompeii. Large hoard of 1385 bronze coins. Found in the central container of the eastern arm of the counter. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

I.8.8 Pompeii. In May 1939 a large hoard of 1385 bronze coins was found in the central container of the eastern arm of the counter.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.

 

I.8.8 Pompeii. Large hoard of 1385 bronze coins. Found in the central container of the eastern arm of the counter.
They were of various denominations with a total value of about 585 sesterces and ranged in date from 285 BC to 78 AD,
Descriptive card from the Naples Archaeological Museum.

I.8.8 Pompeii. Large hoard of 1385 bronze coins. Found in the central container of the eastern arm of the counter.

They were of various denominations with a total value of about 585 sesterces and ranged in date from 285 BC to 78 AD,

Descriptive card from the Naples Archaeological Museum.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2010. 
Looking west to entrance doorway to house area from side roadway. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2010.

Looking west to entrance doorway to house area from side roadway. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2010. Room 1, atrium with impluvium. According to PPM, the remains of the coloured marble opus sectile bottom of the impluvium were found. Looking south through tablinum to garden. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2010.

Room 1, atrium with impluvium. Looking south through tablinum to garden. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii.  March 2010.  Room 1, atrium with impluvium. Looking north to room 2, oecus. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2010.

Room 1, atrium with impluvium. Looking north to room 2, oecus, and through to Caupona at I.8.8 on Via dell’Abbondanza.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. December 2018. Looking south across oecus (room 2) towards atrium, tablinum to garden.
Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.8.9 Pompeii. December 2018.

Looking south across oecus (room 2) flooring towards atrium, tablinum to garden.

Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, rear room, triclinium,  of caupona.  Looking east from oecus, room 2.

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 3, rear room/triclinium of caupona. Looking east from oecus, room 2.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Room 3, looking towards the doorway into the bar-room of the caupona at I.8.8, north-east corner and east wall of rear room/triclinium. 
Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.8.9 Pompeii. December 2018.

Room 3, looking towards the doorway into the bar-room of the caupona at I.8.8, north-east corner and east wall of rear room/triclinium.

Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. September 2015. Room 4, looking east across cubiculum from doorway.
Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.8.9 Pompeii. September 2015. Room 4, looking east across cubiculum from doorway.

Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. December 2018. Room 4, looking towards north-west corner of cubiculum. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.8.9 Pompeii. December 2018. Room 4, looking towards north-west corner of cubiculum with niche. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii.  March 2009. Room 6. Corridor or andron, leading to room 7 and portico of garden.

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 6, corridor or andron, leading to room 7 and portico of garden.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 7, looking north from portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.8.9 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 7, looking north towards triclinium from portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. September 2015. Room 7, looking north along east wall of triclinium.
Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.8.9 Pompeii. September 2015. Room 7, looking north along east wall of triclinium.

Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii, 1968. 
Room 7, east wall of triclinium with bed recess. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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I.8.9 Pompeii, 1968.

Room 7, east wall of triclinium with bed recess. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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I.8.9 Pompeii, 1968. Room 7, east wall, detail from upper and central panel. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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I.8.9 Pompeii, 1968.

Room 7, east wall, detail from upper and central panel with wall painting. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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I.8.9 Pompeii. September 2015. Room 7, looking north along west wall towards north-west corner.
Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.8.9 Pompeii. September 2015. Room 7, looking north along west wall towards north-west corner.

Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii.  March 2009. Room 8.  Portico.  North wall, with entrances to Tablinum, Corridor and Triclinium.

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 8, portico. North wall, with entrances to tablinum 5, corridor 6 and triclinium 7.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 8, looking across portico towards west wall.

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 8, looking across north portico towards west wall.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2010. Room 9 and garden area with restored triclinium.  
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

I.8.9 Pompeii. March 2010. Room 9 and garden area with restored triclinium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

I.8.9 Pompeii. December 2018. Room 9, looking south-east towards triclinium in garden area. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.8.9 Pompeii. December 2018. Room 9, looking south-east towards triclinium in garden area. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

 

 

 

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