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Fistula

Object Number:
L-1033-60
Current Location:
Culture:
Imperial Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Date Made:
69-79 AD
Early Date:
69
Late Date:
79
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Lead
Technique:
Mould-Made
Iconography:
Inscription
Description:
Slightly squashed hollow lead fistula. Manufactured: poured into mould, then folded, smooth on all sides except seam, where very rough. Cut off smoothly at proper left and right; curled in upon itself at openings. Latin text reads: IM(p) (c)AES AVG VESPASIANI SVB CVRA CALLISTI AVG L PROC = (This is the pipe of) Imperator Caesar Augustus Vespasian, (made) under the supervision of Lucius Callistus, Proconsul for Augustus(?)
Credit Line:
Loaned by the Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 71, no. 104
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[Book] Rolfe, John C. 1915. The Latin Department's Collection of Antiquities. XIII. 873-877. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 877
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