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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 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.12.3 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 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, 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, 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 Caupona di Sotericus.  Graffiti on the wall to west of door.

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

 

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, 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. 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.

 

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.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, September 2019. Room 1, looking south towards rear rooms. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

I.12.3 Pompeii, September 2019. Room 1, looking south towards rear rooms. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. September 2017. Room 1, looking south. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

I.12.3 Pompeii. September 2017. Room 1, looking south. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii.  December 2005.  Room 1. Caupona.  Looking south.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2005. Room 1, looking south.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. April 2018. Room 1, looking south to rear. Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King. 
Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

I.12.3 Pompeii. April 2018. Room 1, looking south to rear. Photo courtesy of Ian Lycett-King.

Use is subject to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License v.4 International.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, September 2019. Room 1, detail of dog on pillar.
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

I.12.3 Pompeii, September 2019.

Room 1, detail of dog on pillar. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Room 1, detail of painted  dog on pillar. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

I.12.3 Pompeii, May 2018. Room 1, detail of painted dog on pillar. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2006.  Room 1. Caupona.  Portrait of dog on pillar.

I.12.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 1, portrait of dog on pillar.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Room 1, portrait of dog on pillar. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

I.12.3 Pompeii. May 2003. Room 1, portrait of dog on pillar. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, 7th August 1976. Room 1, looking south to rear.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer, from Dr George Fay’s slides collection.

I.12.3 Pompeii, 7th August 1976. Room 1, looking south to rear.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer, from Dr George Fay’s slides collection.

 

I.12.3 Pompeii, 1968.  Room 1, looking south to rear. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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I.12.3 Pompeii, 1968.

Room 1, looking south to rear. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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I.12.3 Pompeii. 1964. Room 1, looking south towards portrait of dog on pillar.   Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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I.12.3 Pompeii. 1964.

Room 1, looking south towards portrait of dog on pillar. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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