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Pompeii Porta Nocera Tombs. South East side of Via delle Tombe.

Tomb 15ES and enclosure between 15ES and 17ES.

 

Porta Nocera Tombs Plan

 

Tomb 15ES. Tomb of Lucius Barbidius Communis and Pithia Rufilla, Acris, Aulus Dentatius Fortunatus, Aulus Dentatius Felix, Aulo Dentatio A. L. Celso, Pompeia Aucta, L. Barbidio Vitali, Vitalis, Ianuarius.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 15ES. May 2011. Tomb of Lucius Barbidius Communis and Pithia Rufilla. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2011. Tomb 15ES. Tomb of Lucius Barbidius Communis and Pithia Rufilla.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. May 2006.
Tomb of Lucius Barbidius Communis and Pithia Rufilla.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Tomb 15ES. Tomb of Lucius Barbidius Communis and Pithia Rufilla.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 15ES. Tomb of Lucius Barbidius Communis and Pithia Rufilla. Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 15ES. May 2011. Marble plaque with Latin inscription.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2011. Tomb 15ES. Marble plaque with Latin inscription. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera.  May 2010. Tomb 15ES. Marble plaque with Latin inscription:
L BARBIDIVS L(uci) L(ibertus)
COMMVNIS MAG(ister) 
PAG(i) AVG(usti)  FEL(icis) SVBVRB(ani) SIBI ET
PITHIAE P(ubli) L(ibertae) RVFILLAE VXORI
VITALI ET IANVARIO L(iberis).

Lucius Barbidius Communis was a freedman of Lucius Barbidius and a magistrate/priest of the Pagus Augustus Felix Suburbanus.
He constructed the tomb for himself, his wife Pithia Rufilla freedwoman of Publius Pithius, and their two sons Vitalis and Ianuarius.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2010. Tomb 15ES. Marble plaque with Latin inscription:

L BARBIDIVS L(uci) L(ibertus)

COMMVNIS MAG(ister)

PAG(i) AVG(usti)  FEL(icis) SVBVRB(ani) SIBI ET

PITHIAE P(ubli) L(ibertae) RVFILLAE VXORI

VITALI ET IANVARIO L(iberis).

 

Lucius Barbidius Communis was a freedman of Lucius Barbidius and a magistrate/priest of the Pagus Augustus Felix Suburbanus.

He constructed the tomb for himself, his wife Pithia Rufilla freedwoman of Publius Pithius, and their two sons Vitalis and Ianuarius.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Tomb 15ES.  Eleven columelle were found, nine with inscriptions.

L(ucio) BARBIDIO L(uci) L(iberto) COMMVNI.
ACRIS VIXIT ANN(is) XV.
A(ulus) DENTATIVS FORTVNATVS.
A(ulus) DENTATIVS F(elix).
A(ulo) DENTATIO A(uli) L(iberto) CELSO.
POMPEIA AVCTA VIX(it) ANN(is) XXV.
L BARBIDIO VITALI.
VITALIS PVER V(ixit) ANN(is) III.
IANVARIS V(ixit) A(nnis) II. 

These last two tie in with the plaque on the front of the tomb. 
There is no separate confirming inscription for Pithia Rufilla.
See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Tomb 15ES. Eleven columelle were found, nine with inscriptions.

 

L(ucio) BARBIDIO L(uci) L(iberto) COMMVNI.

ACRIS VIXIT ANN(is) XV.

A(ulus) DENTATIVS FORTVNATVS.

A(ulus) DENTATIVS F(elix).

A(ulo) DENTATIO A(uli) L(iberto) CELSO.

POMPEIA AVCTA VIX(it) ANN(is) XXV.

L BARBIDIO VITALI.

VITALIS PVER V(ixit) ANN(is) III.

IANVARIS V(ixit) A(nnis) II.

 

These last two tie in with the plaque on the front of the tomb.

There is no separate confirming inscription for Pithia Rufilla.

See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. September 2015. Tomb 15ES. Inscribed columella in VII.7.30 Forum Granary store.
This has the inscription L. BARBIDIO L. L. COMMVNI

Pompeii Porta Nocera. September 2015. Tomb 15ES. Inscribed columella in VII.7.30 Forum Granary store.

This has the inscription L. BARBIDIO L. L. COMMVNI

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Marble columella of Lucius Barbidius L. L. Communis.
This has the inscription L. BARBIDIO L. L. COMMUNI
See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Marble columella of Lucius Barbidius L. L. Communis.

This has the inscription L. BARBIDIO L. L. COMMUNI

See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Columella of Ianuarius.
This has the inscription IANVARIS V(ixit) A(nnis) II. 
Also found was a columella with the inscription VITALIS PVER V(ixit) ANN(is) III.
These were the sons of Lucius Barbidius Communis and Pithia Rufilla commemorated on the front plaque.
See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Columella of Ianuarius.

This has the inscription IANVARIS V(ixit) A(nnis) II.

Also found was a columella with the inscription VITALIS PVER V(ixit) ANN(is) III.

These were the sons of Lucius Barbidius Communis and Pithia Rufilla commemorated on the front plaque.

See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. 2017. Tomb 15ES. Columella of Aulus Dentatius Felix.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. 2017. Tomb 15ES. Columella of Aulus Dentatius Felix.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Compact white limestone columella  of Aulus Dentatius Felix.
This has the inscription A(ulus) DENTATIVS FELIX
See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Compact white limestone columella of Aulus Dentatius Felix.

This has the inscription A(ulus) DENTATIVS FELIX

See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Marble columella of Aulo Dentatio A. L. Celso.
This has the inscription A(ulo) DENTATIO A(uli) L(iberto) CELSO.
See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Marble columella of Aulo Dentatio A. L. Celso.

This has the inscription A(ulo) DENTATIO A(uli) L(iberto) CELSO.

See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Compact white limestone columella of Aulus Dentatius Fortunatus.
This has the inscription A(ulus) DENTATIVS FORTVNATVS.
See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Compact white limestone columella of Aulus Dentatius Fortunatus.

This has the inscription A(ulus) DENTATIVS FORTVNATVS.

See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Marble columella of Acris which had a female hairstyle on the rear.
This has the inscription ACRIS VIXIT ANN(is) XV.
See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Tomb 15ES. Marble columella of Acris which had a female hairstyle on the rear.

This has the inscription ACRIS VIXIT ANN(is) XV.

See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

 

Enclosure between 15ES and 17ES

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Enclosure (left) between 15ES and 17ES with lava block step in wall. 
According to D’Ambrosio, the area between the tombs 15ES and 17ES was enclosed by a wall.
This was in Opus Incertum of lava, a little Sarno limestone and fragments and originally covered in plaster, visible in photos of the excavations but now lost.
Access to the enclosure was by a block of lava set into the wall.
Moreover, the western wall of the enclosure existed before this wall, which later became common with the Barbidii tomb.
On the north side, a reconstruction following the construction of the street wall is evident.
It can be hypothesized that the west wall constitutes the residue of a pre-existing enclosure into which tomb 17ES was inserted.
See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Enclosure (left) between 15ES and 17ES with lava block step in wall.

According to D’Ambrosio, the area between the tombs 15ES and 17ES was enclosed by a wall.

This was in Opus Incertum of lava, a little Sarno limestone and fragments and originally covered in plaster, visible in photos of the excavations but now lost.

Access to the enclosure was by a block of lava set into the wall.

Moreover, the western wall of the enclosure existed before this wall, which later became common with the Barbidii tomb.

On the north side, a reconstruction following the construction of the street wall is evident.

It can be hypothesized that the west wall constitutes the residue of a pre-existing enclosure into which tomb 17ES was inserted.

See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2010. Remains of Aedicula shrine in the area between the tombs 15ES and 17ES enclosed by a wall.
See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2010. Remains of Aedicula shrine in the area between the tombs 15ES and 17ES enclosed by a wall.

See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Aedicula shrine for funerary ritual in the area between the tombs 15ES and 17ES.
See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

Pompeii Porta Nocera. Aedicula shrine for funerary ritual in the area between the tombs 15ES and 17ES.

See D’Ambrosio, A. and De Caro, S., 1983. Un Impegno per Pompei: Fotopiano e documentazione della Necropoli di Porta Nocera. Milano: Touring Club Italiano. (15ES).

 

 

Porta Nocera Tombs Plan

 

 

 

 

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