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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.71
Title
Brick Stamp of L. Lurius Proculus
Classification
Brick Stamps
Work Type
brick stamp
Date
1st century CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Latium
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/175486
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Stamped
Dimensions
14.2 x 11.8 x 3.7 cm (5 9/16 x 4 5/8 x 1 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp and inscription: L [Lur]I PROCVLI
Provenance
Found by Mason Hammond at Ostia, February 1939.
Gift of Mason Hammond to McDaniel Collection, September 1959.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.71
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Orbicular stamp, broken away at the lower left. The text runs in a single curve around the outside, enclosing a central blank circle. The text reads, without points or separations between words, L[...]IPROCVLI ("(brick) of L. Lurius Proculus"). This is presumably the L. Lurius Proculus known from seven other stamp-types on bricks found within and around Rome, in contexts that point to a Domitianic date for these stamps.
Publication History

John Bodel and Stephen Tracy, Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A checklist, American Academy in Rome (New York, 1997), p. 56.

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