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Reg IX, Ins 14

General Description


House of M. Obellius Firmus Reg IX, Ins 14 lies in the north east corner of Regio IX on the south side of the Via di Nola.

The insula has only been partially excavated, but like neighbouring Insulae, the properties have well preserved facades. The largest of the houses excavated is the House of M. Obellius Firmus, a double atrium house dating from the second century BC. Because of the limited excavation, it is not possible to complete the table below.


Plan of the Insula..


.,..Key:
........A. House of M. Obellius Firmus

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1
Workshop 66
5 Workshop with rooms to rear. Some remaining decoration. Ruinous condition.
2,4,a,b
House of M. Obellius Firmus
1950 35+
2 entrances leading to 2 Atria both with Impluvium and Tablinum to rear. Lararium in large atrium. Large peristyle. Second style decoration. 3 Stairs up. 2 other entrances (a and b) off unexcavated side street. Semi-ruinous state.
3
Shop 21
1 Single room. No remaining decoration. Ruinous condition.
c
Unnamed House
197
9 Central hall with stairs up. 2 cubicula off west side. Partially excavated. Some remaining second style decoration. Ruinous condition.

Tour of the Insula

To examine a featured building in more detail, select it from the above list. Where there is more than one property of interest in the insula, the buildings are arranged in order of reference number, which may not necessarily be the route chosen when actually visiting the site.




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