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

Tombs 1OS to 31OS.

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Pompeii Porta Nocera Tombs 17a and 17b, at the rear of 17OS. May 2010. 
Between the two tombs, facing south, were two female columella, without inscriptions.
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. 17a b OS.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tombs 17a and 17b, at the rear of 17OS. May 2010.

Between the two tombs, facing south, were two female columellae, without inscriptions.

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. 17a b OS.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 17aOS. May 2006.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 17aOS. May 2006.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 17aOS. Found on 13th December 1956. 
Marble relief from the tomb of Popidius Nicostratus with inscription
NICOSTRATVS
POPIDIVS SIBI ET
POPIDIAE ECDOCHE
CONCVBINAE SVAE 
ET SVIS
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns. SAP inventory 11737.

The inscription reads

Nicostratus
Popidius sibi et
Popidiae Ecdoche
Concubinae suae 
et suis

According to Cooley this translates as 
Nicostratus Popidius (erected this monument) for himself and his concubine Popidiae Ecdoche and his family.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. H60b, p. 178.

According to D’Ambrosio, the relief was found in pieces, reused in the floor and vault of the tomb.
It was not therefore related to the tomb.
It represents the tools of a surveyor.
On the left is a representation of a groma. 
On the right is a length of coiled cord and two measuring rods tied together. 
In the incomplete corner was probably a lead plumb line (perpendiculum), which was used with the groma.
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. 17a b OS.

According to Sampaolo, the epigrafic characters and the tablets reuse indicate Popidius Nicostratus was probably active in the first decades of the first century d.C./A.D.
Perhaps the grave of Nicostrato, damaged by the 62 earthquake, was not restored anymore.
See Sampaolo V., in Pompei 1748-1980, I tempi della documentazione. p. 206-7.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 17aOS. Found on 13th December 1956.

Marble relief from the tomb of Popidius Nicostratus with inscription

NICOSTRATVS

POPIDIVS SIBI ET

POPIDIAE ECDOCHE

CONCVBINAE SVAE

ET SVIS

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns. SAP inventory 11737.

 

The inscription reads

 

Nicostratus

Popidius sibi et

Popidiae Ecdoche

Concubinae suae

et suis

 

According to Cooley this translates as

Nicostratus Popidius (erected this monument) for himself and his concubine Popidiae Ecdoche and his family.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. H60b, p. 178.

 

According to D’Ambrosio, the relief was found in pieces, reused in the floor and vault of the tomb.

It was not therefore related to the tomb.

It represents the tools of a surveyor.

On the left is a representation of a groma.

On the right is a length of coiled cord and two measuring rods tied together.

In the incomplete corner was probably a lead plumb line (perpendiculum), which was used with the groma.

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. 17a b OS.

 

According to Sampaolo, the epigraphic characters and the tablets reuse indicate Popidius Nicostratus was probably active in the first decades of the first century d.C./A.D.

Perhaps the grave of Nicostratus, damaged by the 62 earthquake, was not restored anymore.

See Sampaolo V., in Pompei 1748-1980, I tempi della documentazione. p. 206-7.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 17bOS. May 2006. Tomb of Titus Muttius Proculus and Lucius Muttius Martialis. 
According to D’Ambrosio, a columella was found inserted in the wall with the Latin inscription 

T  MVTT  
IVS  PRO  
CVLVS  V 
A  XXV.

He expands this to

T(itus) Muttius Proculus v(ixit) a(nnis) XXV

He also says The Giornale di Scavi (11th August 1955) recorded a second columella with the inscription 

L  MVTTIVS  
MARTIALIS. 

He expands this to 

L(ucius) Muttius Martialis.

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. 17a b OS.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 17bOS. May 2006. Tomb of Titus Muttius Proculus and Lucius Muttius Martialis.

According to D’Ambrosio, a columella was found inserted in the wall with the Latin inscription

 

T  MVTT  

IVS  PRO  

CVLVS  V

A XXV.

 

He expands this to

 

T(itus) Muttius Proculus v(ixit) a(nnis) XXV

 

He also says The Giornale di Scavi (11th August 1955) recorded a second columella with the inscription

 

L MVTTIVS  

MARTIALIS.

 

He expands this to

 

L(ucius) Muttius Martialis.

 

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. 17a b OS.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 17bOS. May 2006.
According to D’Ambrosio, in front of the tomb, facing east, four columellae were found.
From south to north these were
A female columella of lava.
A small marble columella
A lava columella, no longer in situ.
A columella carved from a marble slab, but with its head missing.
All were without inscriptions.
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. 17a b OS.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 17bOS. May 2006.

According to D’Ambrosio, in front of the tomb, facing east, four columellae were found.

From south to north these were

A female columella of lava.

A small marble columella

A lava columella, no longer in situ.

A columella carved from a marble slab, but with its head missing.

All were without inscriptions.

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. 17a b OS.

 

Looking north-west from rear of 19OS, along the Via delle Tombe, towards the city walls. May 2010.

Looking north-west from rear of 19OS, along the Via delle Tombe, towards the city walls. May 2010.

 

Looking east along rear of 19OS and 17OS to 15OS and 13OS. May 2011.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Looking east along rear of 19OS and 17OS to 15OS and 13OS. May 2011.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. Rear of Tomb of Lucius Tillius and the Tillii. May 2006.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. Rear of tomb of Lucius Tillius and the Tillii. May 2006.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. Area at rear of tomb. May 2006. A columella was found towards the rear and outside the tomb.  It had no inscription and the tomb could not be identified.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. Area at rear of tomb. May 2006.

A columella was found towards the rear and outside the tomb.

It had no inscription and the tomb could not be identified.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. May 2010.  Rear south side, with arched recess in centre.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. May 2010.  Rear south side, with arched recess in centre.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. May 2010.  Arched recess, in the south side at the rear.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. May 2010.  Arched recess, in the south side at the rear.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS at the rear. Columella in white limestone in the shape of a cross.
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. (19OS)

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS, at the rear. Columella in white limestone in the shape of a cross.

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. (19OS)

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. Front of tomb of Lucius Tillius and the Tillii. May 2006.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. Front of tomb of Lucius Tillius and the Tillii. May 2006.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. West side of tomb. May 2006.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 19OS. West side of tomb. May 2006.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tombs 19aOS and 19bOS behind 19OS. Looking across 21OS to rear of tomb 19OS.
Tomb 19aOS was an enclosure or recinto at the shoulder of tomb 19OS. It is now completely buried.
A marble columella was found with the inscription 

HELLE  PVEL
LA  VIXIT  AN
NIS  IV.

This reads as 

Helle Puella vixit annis IV

The tomb name is unknown, and according to De Caro, it is unlikely to be that of the four year old slave Helle Puella.
Tomb 19bOS was further to the south behind tomb 19aOS close to the escarpment forming the boundary of the tombs. 
This also is not visible today.
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. (19aOS, 19bOS).

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tombs 19aOS and 19bOS behind 19OS. Looking across 21OS to rear of tomb 19OS.

Tomb 19aOS was an enclosure or recinto at the shoulder of tomb 19OS. It is now completely buried.

A marble columella was found with the inscription

 

HELLE PVEL

LA VIXIT AN

NIS IV.

 

This reads as

 

Helle Puella vixit annis IV

 

The tomb name is unknown, and according to De Caro, it is unlikely to be that of the four year old slave Helle Puella.

Tomb 19bOS was further to the south behind tomb 19aOS close to the escarpment forming the boundary of the tombs.

This also is not visible today.

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. (19aOS, 19bOS).

 

Looking north-west over 21OS towards Via delle Tombe, from rear of 19OS. May 2010.

Looking north-west over 21OS towards Via delle Tombe, from rear of 19OS. May 2010.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 21OS. Tomb of the gens Stallia. Rear south wall. May 2010.

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 21OS. Tomb of the gens Stallia. Rear south wall. May 2010.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 21OS (centre).  Tomb of the gens Stallia. Two columelle were found with inscriptions.
STALLIAE / HAPHE G(aiae) L(ibertae).
BEBRIX / VIX(it) AN(nis) VI.
D’Ambrosio attributes the tomb name to the gens Stallia as the Bebrix in the second inscription was a slave and only lived to the age of six. 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. (21OS).

Pompeii Porta Nocera Tomb 21OS (centre). Tomb of the gens Stallia. May 2010.

Two columelle were found with inscriptions.

STALLIAE / HAPHE G(aiae) L(ibertae).

BEBRIX / VIX(it) AN(nis) VI.

D’Ambrosio attributes the tomb name to the gens Stallia as the Bebrix in the second inscription was a slave and only lived to the age of six.

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. (21OS).

 

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