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Reg VI, Ins 17

General Description

House of the Library House of the Golden Bracelet Reg VI, Ins 17 defines the western limit of Regio VI and is bounded to the east by the Via Consolare.

The insula is a general mix of commercial and domestic properties. The shops and bars line one of the main roads into and out of the city while the houses lie more to the rear, taking advantage of the escarpment to provide panoramic views to the west. The properties expanded on here include the House of the Golden Bracelet and the House of the Library.


Plan of the Insula..


..Key:
.,,,,,,A. House of the Library

.......B. House of the Golden Bracelet

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1
Hospitium of Albinus 455 11 Irregular plan. No decoration. Ruinous state.
2
Thermopolium 13 1 Masonry counter. Marble top. Traces of decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
3-4 Caupona and thermopolium 223 6 Caupona at No.3 with thermopolium counter at No.4. No decoration. Ruinous state.
5-6 House of Popidius Rufus 86 3 Main entrance at No.5. Irregular plan. No decoration. Shop at No.6. Ruinous state.
7 Shop 28 1 Single room. No decoration. Ruinous state.
8 Shop 29 1 Single room. No decoration. Ruinous state.
9-11 House of Danzatrice 784 13 Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. No decoration. Ruinous state.
12-14 House of C. Nivillio 479 5 Fairly standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium with rooms on 3 sides. Impluvium. Tablinum. Stairs down. No decoration. Ruinous state.
15 Shop 26 2 Shop with room to rear. No decoration. Linked to Nos.16-17. Ruinous state.
16-17 Unnamed House 696 14 Double atrium house. Lower atrium with 6 rooms off. Steps up. Upper atrium with 5 rooms off. Tablinum. Stairs down. No decoration. Ruinous state.
18 Shop 30 1 Single room. No decoration. Ruinous state.
19 Workshop 17 1 Single room. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
20 Shop 19 1 Single room. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
21 Shop 21 1 Converted for official use.
22 Shop 22 1 Single room. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
23-24 Shop 58 2 No decoration. Steps up. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
25 House of Leone 2092 8+ Irregular plan. Atrium with rooms on 3 sides. Impluvium. Tablinum. Stairs down. No decoration. Ruinous state.
26-30 Casa dei Cadaveri di gesso 656 16 Irregular plan. Atrium. Tablinum. Peristyle, colonnaded on 2 sides, offset to south. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
31 Shop and apartment 54 4 Marble/masonry counter. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
32,36 Casa della Diana II 1236 14 Plaster remnants on facade. Irregular plan. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
33 Shop 40 2 Back room. Stairs up. No decoration. Ruinous state.
34 Shop 11 1 Single room with steps down. No decoration. Ruinous state.
35 Shop 7 1 Single room with steps down. No decoration. Ruinous state.
37 Shop 10 1 Single room with steps down. No decoration. Ruinous state.
38 Shop 17 1 Single room. No decoation. Ruinous state.
39 Blocked entry N/A N/A Closed off area.
40 Stairs down 9 N/A Blocked stairs down.
41 House of the Library 625 10 Irregular plan. Extensive third and fourth style decoration. Mosaic pavement. Ruinous condition.
42 House of the Golden Bracelet 467 6 Fairly standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. Lower level with garden triclinium. Extensive fourth style decoration. Mosaic pavement. 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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