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HGW03 Pompeii. Herculaneum Gate West Side. Tomba di M. Porci.

Tomb of Marcus Porcius. (Eschebach West 3, Kockel Süd 3).

 

HGW03 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking west towards tomb of M. Porcius.

HGW03 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking west towards tomb of M. Porcius.

 

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2007. Division between side of HGW03 left and HGW04 right.

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2007. Division between side of HGW03 left and HGW04 right.

 

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2007. Remaining boundary stone at northern end of front. HGW03 boundary stone with inscription (lower stone on left) and HGW04, on the right. Two boundary stones were discovered on 21st September 1769, one at each corner of the front of the tomb. Both stones had identical inscriptions. Only one remains in situ. See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p. 402)

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2007. Remaining boundary stone at northern end of front.

HGW03 boundary stone with inscription (lower stone on left) and HGW04, on the right.

Two boundary stones were discovered on 21st September 1769, one at each corner of the front of the tomb.

Both stones had identical inscriptions. Only one remains in situ.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p. 402).

 

HGW02-4 Pompeii, with HGW03, in centre behind the fallen columns. Looking north-west. Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx208im 031. Source ID. 44357.

HGW02-4 Pompeii, with HGW03, in centre behind the fallen columns. Looking north-west.

Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx208im 031. Source ID. 44357.

See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

 

HGW02-4a. c.1870. Old stereoview by G Sommer.

HGW02-4a. c.1870. Old stereoview by G Sommer.

 

HGW02, 3 and 4 Pompeii. Old photograph, c. 1899, looking across Via dei Sepolcri with HGW03 tomb in centre.

HGW02, 3 and 4 Pompeii. Old photograph, c. 1899, looking across Via dei Sepolcri with HGW03 tomb in centre.

 

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Tomb of M. Porcius. Remaining boundary stone of tomb.  
The inscription reads

M   PORCI
M  F  EX  DEC
DECRET  IN
FRONTEM
PED  XXV
IN  AGRVM
PED  XXV

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this reads

M(arci) Porci
M(arci) f(ilii) ex dec(urionum)
decret(o) in
frontem
ped(es) XXV
in agrum
ped(es) XXV      [CIL X 997]

According to Cooley this translates as 

Of Marcus Porcius, son of Marcus, by decree of the town councillors, 25 feet wide, 25 feet deep.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p. 21, B12).

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Tomb of M. Porcius. Remaining boundary stone of tomb. 

The inscription reads

 

M. PORCI

M. F. EX. DEC.

DECRET. IN

FRONTEM

PED. XXV

IN AGRVM

PED. XXV

 

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de) this reads

 

M(arci) Porci

M(arci) f(ilii) ex dec(urionum)

decret(o) in

frontem

ped(es) XXV

in agrum

ped(es) XXV      [CIL X 997]

 

According to Cooley this translates as

 

Of Marcus Porcius, son of Marcus, by decree of the town councillors, 25 feet wide, 25 feet deep.

 

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge. (p. 21, B12).

 

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Boundary stone of tomb.

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Boundary stone of tomb. 

 

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Boundary stone of tomb.

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Boundary stone of tomb. 

 

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Boundary stone of tomb.

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Boundary stone of tomb. 

 

HGW03 Pompeii. Old undated photograph of inscription on boundary stone of tomb.

HGW03 Pompeii. Old undated photograph of inscription on boundary stone of tomb. 

 

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Boundary stone of tomb.

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Boundary stone of tomb. 

 

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Rear of boundary stone of tomb.

HGW03 Pompeii. December 2006. Rear of boundary stone of tomb. 

 

HGW03 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking across to rear of tomb from enclosure at rear of HGW04.

HGW03 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south-east across to rear of tomb from enclosure at rear of HGW04.

 

HGW03 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north-west  from rear of tomb towards HGW04a.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

HGW03 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north-west from rear of tomb towards HGW04a.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

HGW03 Pompeii. 1804 drawing looking along front of tomb. See Piranesi, F, 1804. Antiquites de la Grande Grece: Tome I. Paris: Piranesi and Le Blanc.  (pl. 5).

HGW03 Pompeii. 1804 drawing looking along front of tomb.

See Piranesi, F, 1804. Antiquites de la Grande Grece: Tome I. Paris: Piranesi and Le Blanc.  (pl. 5).

 

HGW03 Pompeii. 1804 drawing looking down on tomb. See Piranesi, F, 1804. Antiquites de la Grande Grece: Tome I. Paris: Piranesi and Le Blanc.  (pl. 5).

HGW03 Pompeii. 1804 drawing looking down on tomb.

See Piranesi, F, 1804. Antiquites de la Grande Grece: Tome I. Paris: Piranesi and Le Blanc.  (pl. 5).

 

HGW03 Pompeii. 1793 painting by Hackert looking at front of tomb.

HGW03 Pompeii. 1793 painting by Hackert looking at front of tomb.