97 of 234 days: Italic style

The sentence of interest:

Giuliano, Antonio. “Busti femminili da Palestrina.” Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung = Bullettino dell’Istituto Archeologico Germanico, Sezione Romana LX-LXI (1953-1954): 172-183. [on file]

All the above is from the Etruria and Central Italy volume of the NY Carlsberg Glyptotek catalogue.

A specimen that made me think of this bust and that sentence as illustrated in

Stannard, C. “The Adjustment al marco of the Weight of Roman Republican Denarii Blanks by Gouging” in Metallurgy 3 (London, 1993). Available Online

Update 5-3-23: Giuliano 1953 finally arrived with images in my ILL inbox! These are the coin obverses he uses to illustrate this Italic style he sees as in parallel to the busts.

I’m also intrigued that we also have names on a number of bust bases. As far as I can tell none of the surviving names have surviving faces, but that these bust had once upon a time personal identities is really v cool and makes them much more portraits than ‘just’ mass made votives.

One example just to round out this post. Plenty more in the article itself:


Non coin material

Not a research day, but had a good convo on research with colleague. Sorted lots of UK logistics and grant logistics, real progress there. Also personal life stuff. Tomorrow is another day.

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