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The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume IV: The Silver Treasure - INSULAR OF THE MENANDER AT POMPEII (Hardback)
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The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume IV: The Silver Treasure - INSULAR OF THE MENANDER AT POMPEII (Hardback)

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Hardback 120 Pages / Published: 08/11/2001
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The Casa del Menando hoard was found by Professor Amedeo Maiuri in 1930, in the course of the excavation of the Insula of the Menander. There has been no study of it as a whole since Maiuri's publication of 1933. The silver, one of the three largest groups of Roman plate of the first century AD, is the only one which has been found and recorded under modern conditions, and demonstrates what plate was in use in Pompeii in the period of the disasters of AD 62 and 72. The treasure includes two hoards, hidden in the same chest, one consisting of 118 pieces of silver plate, the other of coins and jewellery. Maiuri thought that the hoards, and therefore the house, belonged to the top level of Roman society; but this study suggests that they belonged to a rich citizen of Pompeii, who may have been a local magistrate.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199242368
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 284 x 224 x 14 mm


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... will delight even the most jaded Pompeianist ... should be in every classical library and will be referenced for years to come. * Antiquity *
Painter's work is necessary, important and enlightening ... the book is a model of its kind. As well as dealing specifically with one find, it brings together in quite a small compass a summary of the recent advances in our knowledge of Roman silver tableware. Obviously of the first importance for anyone working in provincial Roman archaeology, Painter's approach should also be of great interest to scholars who study the luxury goods of far later periods of history ... Produced to the high standards we expect from this publisher, Painter's study will be a standard work within its field. * Journal of the British Archaeological Association 155 for 2002 *
Painter is a leading scholar in the field of silver plate and the catalogue of this find demonstrates his mastery of his subject ... an important publication and one that is most welcome. * The Antiquaries Journal *

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