View 1 of Lot 63. A Roman Marble Cinerary Urn inscribed for Lucius Versenus Paulinus, 1st/2nd Century A.D..
View 1 of Lot 63. A Roman Marble Cinerary Urn inscribed for Lucius Versenus Paulinus, 1st/2nd Century A.D..
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A Roman Marble Cinerary Urn inscribed for Lucius Versenus Paulinus, 1st/2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

24,000 - 30,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Cinerary Urn inscribed for Lucius Versenus Paulinus, 1st/2nd Century A.D.

A Roman Marble Cinerary Urn inscribed for Lucius Versenus Paulinus, 1st/2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

24,000 - 30,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Cinerary Urn inscribed for Lucius Versenus Paulinus

1st/2nd Century A.D.


of cylindrical form, carved with strigillations flanking a tabula ansata engraved with three lines of Latin inscriptions reading D(is) M(anibus) / L(uci) Verseni / Paulini ("To the spirits of the Departed of Lucius Versenus Paulinus,") the splayed lid ornamented with overlapping pointed leaves radiating from a baluster finial.

Height with lid 48; without lid 31.5 cm.

found in Nazzazo in December 1807 by Matteo Cruciani, "in the wooded area called "Monte Mancino" 
recorded in Terracina before 1884 by Marie René de la Blanchère, in the gardens of the Antonelli family
Brouwer Collection, Amsterdam, acquired in 1979
Van Leeuwen Collection, Maastricht, acquired in 1992
Ellis Collection, Birmingham, acquired in 1998
C. Collection, London, acquired in the early 2000s
Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, vol. XI: Inscriptiones Aemiliae Etruriae Umbriae latinae, part 1, Berlin, 1888, p. 588, no. 4008, based on an unknown newspaper dated January 30th, 1808 (http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/buchseite/612731)
Ephemeris Epigraphica, vol. VIII, 1899, p. 157, no. 637 (https://archive.org/details/ephemerisepigrap08deutuoft/page/157)
Thomas Ashby, "La via tiberina e i territori di Capena e del Soratte nel periodo romano," Memorie: Atti della Pontificia Accademia romana di archeologia, volume I.2, 1924, p. 149, note 94
Maria Pia Muzzioli, Cures Sabini (Forma Italiae, IV, 2), Rome, 1980, p. 170
Nazzano e il suo territorio, Soveria Mannelli, 2002, p. 82, note 8
Epigraphic Database Rome, no. EDR145761