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FPSE Pompeii. Area E South at Fondo Pacifico Tombs.

Inscriptions to E. M., and Valentinus.

 

FPSE Pompeii. December 2005. Tomb arch with stone steps for access set into wall.

FPSE Pompeii. December 2005. Tomb arch with stone steps for access set into wall.

 

FPSE Pompeii. May 2011. North side of tomb with arched front. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

FPSE Pompeii. May 2011. North side of tomb with arched front. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

FPSE Pompeii. August 2011. Tomb enclosure on south side of arch, looking north east. Photo courtesy of Peter Gurney.

FPSE Pompeii. August 2011. Tomb enclosure on south side of arch, looking north east.

Photo courtesy of Peter Gurney.

 

FPSE Pompeii. May 2011.  Looking north-east to tomb enclosure and arch. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

FPSE Pompeii. May 2011. Looking north-east to tomb enclosure and arch.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

FPSE Pompeii. May 2011. South side of arched front. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns. By the south side of the east pilaster of the arch (right in this photograph) was a square marble tablet. This was engraved with an arrow, possibly representing a level or balance, and with the inscription E M. According to D’Ambrosio and De Caro, this may possibly expand to E(x) M(onitu). By the south side of the west pilaster of the arch was a male columella with a tablet with a hole for libation. See D’Ambrosio A. and De Caro S., 1988. Römische Gräberstraßen. München: C.H.Beck. p. 221.

FPSE Pompeii. May 2011. South side of arched front. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

By the south side of the east pilaster of the arch (right in this photograph) was a square marble tablet.

This was engraved with an arrow, possibly representing a level or balance, and with the inscription E M.

According to D’Ambrosio and De Caro, this may possibly expand to E(x) M(onitu).

By the south side of the west pilaster of the arch was a male columella with a tablet with a hole for libation.

See D’Ambrosio A. and De Caro S., 1988. Römische Gräberstraßen. München: C.H.Beck. p. 221.

 

FPSE Pompeii. August 2011.  South end of tomb enclosure with its two boundary walls. Photo courtesy of Peter Gurney.

FPSE Pompeii. August 2011. South end of tomb enclosure with its two boundary walls.

Photo courtesy of Peter Gurney.

 

FPSE Pompeii. December 2005. Four uninscribed columellae at south end of tomb area. The three to the east are male columellae. To the west is a female columella with a plate in front with a hole for libation.

FPSE Pompeii. December 2005. Four uninscribed columellae at south end of tomb area.

The three to the east are male columellae.

To the west is a female columella with a plate in front with a hole for libation.

 

FPSE Pompeii. May 2011. West wall of tomb area. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
There were three columellae against this wall.
From north to south these were:
The two northern columellae were male, each with tablet with a hole for libation.
The southern columella was of white marble with the inscription

VALENTINVS
V  A  V

According to D’Ambrosio and De Caro, this expands to

Valentinus
V(ixit) a(nnis) V

An irregular shaped piece of lava seems to have acted as a cover for the bones.
See D’Ambrosio A. and De Caro S., 1988. Römische Gräberstraßen. München: C.H.Beck. p. 222.

FPSE Pompeii. May 2011. West wall of tomb area. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

There were three columellae against this wall.

From north to south these were:

The two northern columellae were male, each with tablet with a hole for libation.

The southern columella was of white marble with the inscription

 

VALENTINVS

V  A  V

 

According to D’Ambrosio and De Caro, this expands to

 

Valentinus

V(ixit) a(nnis) V

 

An irregular shaped piece of lava seems to have acted as a cover for the bones.

See D’Ambrosio A. and De Caro S., 1988. Römische Gräberstraßen. München: C.H.Beck. p. 222.

 

FPSE Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west to tomb arch, past FPSGb.

FPSE Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west to tomb arch, past FPSGb.

 

FPSE Pompeii. August 2011.  Looking east along rear of tombs FPSB to FPSH. Photo courtesy of Peter Gurney.

FPSE Pompeii. August 2011.  Looking east along rear of tombs FPSB to FPSH.

Photo courtesy of Peter Gurney.

 

 

 

 

 

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