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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 CE
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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M., and Romano, Irene B., and Brownlee, Ann B., and White, Donald J. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 71, no. 104View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Rolfe, John C. 1915. The Latin Department's Collection of Antiquities.. Old Penn. Vol. XIII. pg. 873-877 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 877View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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