V.3.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance.
V.3.12 Pompeii. A tabella ansata, a plaque with dovetailed ends, was found in December 1902 on the left of the entrance doorway.
Painted in black letters on this was the epigraph
M. SAMELLIVM MODESTVM AED. O. F.
V.3.12 Pompeii. A second tabella ansata was found in December 1902 on the right of the entrance doorway.
Painted in red letters on this was the epigraph
M. SAMELLIVM MODESTVM AED. O. V. F.
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) these were
CIL IV 6618 and CIL IV
Modestum aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)
V.3.12 Pompeii. Upon excavating the andron in December 1902 the following plaster casts were made.
- an internal fascia of the entrance doorway
- a bar of wood with which one reinforced the doorway when it was closed
- a ladder (shown in the photo above).
According to Sogliano, it must be recorded that the ladder was the first of its type to be cast.
Sogliano said this was due to the diligence of Della Corte.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1905, p. 214 fig. 5.
V.3.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking north across atrium to small room or storeroom.
Doorway to small room or storeroom, on north side of atrium.
V.3.12 Pompeii. 1937-39. Looking north to small room or storeroom.
Photo courtesy of American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive.
Warsher collection no. 855.
V.3.12 Pompeii. March 2009. Overgrown area.