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Fistula

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Object Number:L-1033-60
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
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
Height: 7 cm
Length: 37.5 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

Description

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(?)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

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