Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

View All (1) Object Images

Object Number L-1033-60
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Imperial Roman
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Imperial Roman Period
Date Made 69-79 CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Lead
Technique Mould-Made
Iconography Inscription

Slightly squashed hollow lead fistula. Manufactured: poured into mold, 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(?)

Height 7 cm
Length 37.5 cm
Width 14.5 cm

Report problems and issues to