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I.12.3 Pompeii. Caupona di Sotericus or Caupona all’ Insegna di Roma.

Excavated 1914.

 

Originally when excavated, this was numbered as Reg. II, Insula 2, no.3.

 

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I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Looking east along south side of Via dell’Abbondanza, between I.12.5 on left, and I.12.3, in centre. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018.

Looking east along south side of Via dell’Abbondanza, between I.12.5 on left, and I.12.3, in centre. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Looking towards entrance doorway on south side of Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018.

Looking towards entrance doorway on south side of Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Entrance doorway.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Entrance doorway.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

               

I.12.3 Pompeii.  December 2005.  Entrance.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. Painting by Spinazzola of entrance façade showing graffiti and painting of Minerva to right of doorway.

I.12.3 Pompeii. Painting by Spinazzola of entrance façade showing graffiti and painting of Minerva to right of doorway.

 

I.12.4, on left, and I.12.3, on right. October 2017. Pilaster between doorways.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.4 Pompeii, on left, and I.12.3, on right. October 2017. Pilaster between doorways.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Plaster on pilaster between

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018.

Plaster on pilaster between doorways I.12.4 and I.12.3. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. 
Detail of remaining plaster on pilaster between doorways I.12.4 and I.12.3. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018.

Detail of remaining plaster on pilaster between doorways I.12.4 and I.12.3. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. 
Detail of remaining plaster on pilaster between doorways I.12.4 and I.12.3.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017.

Detail of remaining plaster on pilaster between doorways I.12.4 and I.12.3.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Plaster on wall to east of door.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Plaster on wall to east of door.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. Graffiti and plaster on wall to west of door. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. Graffiti and plaster on wall to west of door. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Graffiti and painted plaster on wall to west of doorway.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Graffiti and painted plaster on wall to west of doorway.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Remaining painted stucco on wall to west of doorway under window.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Remaining painted stucco on wall to west of doorway under window.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Graffiti and plaster on wall to west of door. 
The painted plaster above the graffito on the west (right) of the entrance doorway, used to show a large head of the goddess Minerva.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1914, (p.180-181).
According to Varone and Stefani, to the right of the head of Minerva was a painted graffito, CIL IV, 7430, but no longer visible 
Between the two windows, but now no longer visible, were two painted graffiti, CIL IV, 7438 and CIL IV, 7439.
See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. p. 149-153.

Fuscum 
o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) aed(ilem)     [CIL IV, 7430].

A(ulum) Trebium 
aed(ilem)  
o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV, 7438] 

A(ulum) Vettium Firmum aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)     [CIL IV, 7439] 

See Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (www.manfredclauss.de).

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Graffiti and plaster on wall to west of door.

The painted plaster above the graffito on the west (right) of the entrance doorway, used to show a large head of the goddess Minerva.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1914, (p.180-181).

According to Varone and Stefani, to the right of the head of Minerva was a painted graffito, CIL IV, 7430, but no longer visible

Between the two windows, but now no longer visible, were two painted graffiti, CIL IV, 7438 and CIL IV, 7439.

See Varone, A. and Stefani, G., 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum, Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. p. 149-153.

 

Fuscum

o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) aed(ilem)     [CIL IV, 7430].

 

A(ulum) Trebium

aed(ilem) 

o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)    [CIL IV, 7438]


A(ulum) Vettium Firmum aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)     [CIL IV, 7439]

 

See Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (www.manfredclauss.de).

 

According to Della Corte, a bronze coin totally covered with concretion was found on the pavement towards the fountain, and also a bronze palmetto that perhaps would have decorated the stem of a candelabra at one time (0.035m high).  On the high red zoccolo (plinth) of the said entrance was written an incomplete inscription, traced with carbon:

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. Graffito BENEFIC.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1914, (p.154)

I.12.3 Pompeii. Graffito BENEFIC.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1914, (p.154)

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. Old photo c.1915 of painting of Minerva at top right of doorway.
See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. F10, Taf. 54,3.

I.12.3 Pompeii. Old photo c.1915 of painting of Minerva at top right of doorway.

See Fröhlich, T., 1991. Lararien und Fassadenbilder in den Vesuvstädten. Mainz: von Zabern. F10, Taf. 54,3.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. West side of entrance doorway, with graffiti.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. West side of entrance doorway, with graffiti.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Graffiti on the wall to west of door. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Graffiti on the wall to west of door. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, December 2018. Detail of graffiti on the west side of the doorway. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.12.3 Pompeii, December 2018. Detail of graffiti on the west side of the doorway. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Detail of graffiti on the west side of the doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Detail of graffiti on the west side of the doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. September 2015. Graffiti on the wall to west of door, without the benefit of a dirty piece of plastic sheeting.

I.12.3 Pompeii. September 2015.

Graffiti on the wall to west of door, without the benefit of a dirty piece of plastic sheeting.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii.  December 2007.  Election graffito on wall to west of door now only partly readable. It originally read A(ulum) Trebium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) Soteric(us).  [CIL IV 7432] (“I, Sotericus, ask that you make Aulus Trebius (Valens) aedile.”)  Written in the “O” was the small obscene graffito: Futui coponam    [CIL IV 8442]
See Dobbins, J & Foss, P., 2008. The World of Pompeii. New York: Routledge. (p. 481)

I.12.3 Pompeii.  December 2007. 

Election graffito on wall to west of door now only partly readable.

It originally read A(ulum) Trebium aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis) Soteric(us).  [CIL IV 7432]

“I, Sotericus, ask that you make Aulus Trebius (Valens) aedile.”

Written in the “O” was the small obscene graffito:

Futui coponam    [CIL IV 8442]

See Dobbins, J & Foss, P., 2008. The World of Pompeii. New York: Routledge. (p. 481)

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail of  “O.”   See Dobbins, J & Foss, P., 2008. The World of Pompeii. New York: Routledge. (p. 481)

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2010. Detail of “O.”

See Dobbins, J & Foss, P., 2008. The World of Pompeii. New York: Routledge. (p. 481)

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. Looking south across counter in bar room. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. Looking south across counter in bar room. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking south across pavement to counter. 
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking south across pavement to doorway threshold and counter.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. Looking towards entrance, counter and west side of bar-room. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. Looking towards entrance, counter and west side of bar-room. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Counter.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Counter.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii.   December 2007.  Counter.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2007. Counter.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Front of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Front of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii.  May 2006.  Front of counter.

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2006. Front of counter.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Detail of front of counter.

I.12.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Detail of front of counter.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, but numbered II.2.2 on photo. 1937-39. Detail of front of counter.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive. 
Warsher collection no. 1828a.
Insula II.2 was later renumbered to I.12.

I.12.3 Pompeii but numbered II.2.2 on photo. Pre-1937-39. Detail of front of counter.

Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.

Warsher collection no. 1828a. Insula II.2 was later renumbered to I.12.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Detail of front of counter at east end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Detail of front of counter at east end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Detail of front of counter at east end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Detail of front of counter at east end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Detail from front of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Detail from front of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Detail from front of counter.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Detail from front of counter.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Detail from front of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Detail from front of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. September 2019. Looking towards west wall of bar-room. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

I.12.3 Pompeii. September 2019. Looking towards west wall of bar-room. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Looking south along west wall of bar-room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Looking south along west wall of bar-room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking south along west wall of bar-room.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking south along west wall of bar-room.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking towards west wall of bar-room. 
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking towards west wall of bar-room.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. West wall of bar-room.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. West wall of bar-room. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.   Room 1.  Caupona.   Looking north at rear of counter.

I.12.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 1, looking north at rear of counter.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking towards north-east corner at rear of counter.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking towards north-east corner at rear of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Hearth at end of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Hearth at end of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Detail from top of hearth in counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Detail from top of hearth in counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking west to east end of counter.
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Looking west to east end of counter.

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. Looking towards east side end of counter with painted plaster. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2018. Looking towards east side end of counter with painted plaster. Photo courtesy of Aude Durand.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Remains of painted plaster on east side end of counter
Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

I.12.3 Pompeii. October 2017. Remains of painted plaster on east side end of counter

Foto Taylor Lauritsen, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR.

 

II.9.4, Pompeii. May 2018.  Remains of painted plaster on east side end of counter.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.9.4, Pompeii. May 2018.  Remains of painted plaster on east side end of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Remains of painted plaster at end of counter on east side. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Remains of painted plaster at end of counter on east side. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Detail of painted decoration from east side of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Detail of painted decoration from east side of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

I.12.3, Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from east side of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3, Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from east side of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3, Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from east side of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3, Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from east side of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3, Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from east side of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3, Pompeii. May 2018. Detail from east side of counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

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