Garrucci’s Testimony on Finds

Just some notes…

Bomarzo (CHRR 6)

single find


Haeberlin photo link.

Vulci (CHRR 10)

fragment of RRC 6/1 (not in CHRR, unlless recorded as fragment of ‘non Roman bars’)


Haeberlin photo:


Fragment – RRC 12/1


N. B. Garrucci labels the Paris RRC 12/1 whole bar as from Vulci.  This appears to be an error.

“Fragments of Non-Roman Bars” (I’d call this Ramo Secco)


Ariccia Hoard found 1848 (CHRR 13)

fragment – RRC 8/1


Crawford believes Shield Bar is in Berlin [but it is not (yet) in CRRO under RRC 7/1] and remainder of Hoard in Palazzo Massimo (i.e. this one too); he also lists as bibliography Annali 1871, 262[f.] and Haeberlin 1910, 20.

This drawing corresponds to the specimen shown on Haeberlin 1910 pl. 60.4

Vicarello, Aquae Apollinares

Votive deposit at source of thermal spring, +5000 bronze coins found along with a variety of other objects.


fragment – RRC 7/1


~16 – RRC 14/1 


“Of this as the waters of Vicarello have sent sixteen specimens, and there were four from the Cerveteri hoard, others from the deposits of Monte Mario, others from that of the Ostia. Mommsen states with P. Marchi (H. de la monn. I, 185) that around Ostia a deposit was found only of these “asses” and more abundant than that of Monte Mario (L ‘aes grave 48): and adds that 1109 of this series together with 13 of Roman series were taken from Vicarello. The truth is that P. Marchi counts only 13 “asses” with the two-faced on the obverse and the head of Mercury covered with winged petasus on the back, which were sent to him, I here and elsewhere I add to his calculations also those pieces then subtracted, which they came in my hand. In the place mentioned we note from Mommsen that in the vicinity of Trent the triens, the quadrans and the uncia of this series was were, per the testimony of Giovanelli (Dei Rezi, p. 81).”

4 – RRC 14/2

see under Genzano for testimony

Genzano  (CHRR 14)

2 – RRC 14/2




It should be noted that four came from Vicarello, and as many others from Corneto. Two were seen jumping into it air at the explosion of a mine lit in a peperino quarry on the way to Genzano towards Civita Lavinia.”

N.B. Garrucci also says RRC 10/1 (BM R1867,0101.1) was found at Genzano. Could it have been at the same time as these two semisses revealed though a mine explosion?!

Corneto (no CHRR #?)

~4 – RRC 14/2

see under Genzano for evidence

Ostia (CHRR 15)

unspecified number – RRC 14/1

See under Vicarello above for testimony

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