Accounts of the discovery of the Vicarello votive deposit (hoard)

Translations are machine assisted with heavy human editing. From Marchi as quoted in Coloni 1967/8: “I made the decision to create baths for “ten to twelve of the patients” in pools that received the water “from below up … at the distance of just over half a meter from the source …, the primitive manhole… Continue reading Accounts of the discovery of the Vicarello votive deposit (hoard)

Data Dumping Blackletter Find List, Vicarello 1854

Of 1366 Cast Coins found at Vicarello: The chart just visualizes what you already know.  If you’re going to make a coin offering you’re most likely to leave a little coin.  However, as my joking chart title suggests, this habit could clearly have been a drain on Roman small change supplies. Does the lower count… Continue reading Data Dumping Blackletter Find List, Vicarello 1854

Praeneste Aes Rude in Funerary and Ritual Deposits

Fernique 1878 : “In the peperino sarcophagi some aes rude were recovered, ten of them also containing toilet articles…” “In the second trench, at a depth of 250 cm, there is a layer composed of amphorae debris, bricks and calcareous stones, below which was a layer of peperino blocks regularly cut, but which were not… Continue reading Praeneste Aes Rude in Funerary and Ritual Deposits

Maps of Coins Finds in Etruria (From Pulcinelli 2015)

From: Pulcinelli, Luca. “MONETE E CIRCOLAZIONE MONETARIA IN ETRURIA MERIDIONALE NEL III SECOLO A.C.” Archeologia Classica 66 (2015): 481-92. http://www.jstor.org/stable/26364293. The author kindly made the paper available online, but the open access version does not have legible maps. These below are slightly more readable and are screenshots from Jstor.  [Don’t get eye strain!] Stuff to… Continue reading Maps of Coins Finds in Etruria (From Pulcinelli 2015)

Garrucci on the Cerveteri Finds (CHRR 8, 53 and more?)

Clearly CHRR 8 “In the midst of the ancient Cere that today is called Cerveteri, Mr. Filippo Calabresi digging a ditch at great depth came across a beautiful deposit of aes rude and signatum mentioned above. There were a hundred and sixty-seven pieces of various sizes which all together totaled one hundred and fifty pounds… Continue reading Garrucci on the Cerveteri Finds (CHRR 8, 53 and more?)

RRC 10, 14, and 18 finds at Pyrgi (with vernice nera with petites estampilles!)

Notes on L. AMBROSINI – L. M. MICHETTI, L’ultima frequentazione del santuario meridionale: testimonianze dai contesti, in M.P. Baglione – M.D. Gentili (a cura di), Riflessioni su Pyrgi. Scavi e ricerche nelle aree del santuario, Suppl. e Mon. Archeologia Classica 11, Roma 2013, pp. 123-166. “Un ulteriore motivo di interesse è la provenienza, sia dal… Continue reading RRC 10, 14, and 18 finds at Pyrgi (with vernice nera with petites estampilles!)