VIII.3.9 Pompeii. May 2005. East wall of shop, with VIII.3.10 on left.
At the top of the brick pilaster on the east wall, that divides VIII.3.10 and 9, can be seen a terracotta down pipe.
VIII.3.9 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance, looking south.
On the south rear wall can be seen the site of the stairs to the upper floor.
VIII.3.9 Pompeii. September 2004. West wall of shop.
VIII.3.10 and VIII.3.9 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking south-west on Via dell’Abbondanza.
According to Della Corte, he thought the seat of the Collegium Aurificum may have been on the upper floor of VIII.3.9.
He deduced this by an electoral recommendation, mutual to all the neighbours, that was on the opposite external wall of the Building of Eumachia.
This read -
Aurifices universi rog(ant) [CIL IV 710]
From this graffito, Della Corte states the name of the “Via degli Orefici” was given to the street in some of the old bibliographies.
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.229)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) the graffito read as -
C(aium) Cuspium Pansam aed(ilem)
[CIL IV 710]