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Reg VII, Ins 4

General Description

House of the Coloured Capitals House of the Wild Boar House of the Figured Capitals Reg VII, Ins 4 lies along the northern boundary of Regio VII on the Via dell Fortuna Augusta between the Via del Foro and the Vicolo Storto.

The insula is a general mix of commercial and domestic properties. The shops and workshops are mainly concentrated along the Via del Foro to the west and the Via degli Augustali to the south. Of the several houses in the block, the House of the Coloured Capitals and the House of the Wild Boar are the best preserved and are discussed here in more detail.



Plan of the Insula..


........Key:
A. House of the Coloured Capitals
B. House of the Wild Boar
C. House of the Figured Capitals

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1
Temple of Fortuna Augusta 227 N/A See under 'Temples'.
2
Private Area of Marcus Tullius 134 7 Marble remnants from the Temple of Fortuna Augusta. Plaque with inscription 'Private land of Marcus Tullius, son of Marcus.' Ruinous condition.
3 Shop 34 2 Undecorated shop. Back room. Stairs up. Ruinous state.
4 Thermopolium 85 5 Undecorated rooms. Masonry/marble counter. Ruinous state.
5 Stairs up N/A N/A Little remains.
6 Shop 71 3 Undecorated. Ruinous condition.
7 Shop 34 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
8 Alley N/A N/A Linked to Nos.10, 59 and 62
9 Shop 32 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous condition.
10 House of Bacchus 215 10 Irregular plan. Fauces leads to vestibule. Ruinous condition.
11 Shop 27 2 Undecorated shop. Back room. Ruinous condition.
12,13 Shop 62 2 Undecorated shop. Back room. Stairs up at No.12. Ruinous condition.
14 Shop 58 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous condition.
15,16 Caupona 32 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
17 Shop 27 1 Undecorated single room. Altar to Jupiter on frontage. Ruinous condition.
18
Shop and apartment 115 6 Undecorated shop. 5 rooms to rear. Ruinous condition.
19 Shop 64 2 Undecorated shop. Back room. Ruinous condition.
20 Shop and apartment 165 5 Irregular plan. No decoration. Ruinous condition.
21,22 Shop and apartment 176 8 Irregular plan. Atrium. Little surviving decoration. Remnants of fresco of Venus and Mercury on facade. Stairs up. Ruinous state.
23 Shop and apartment 128 5 Undecorated shop. 4 rooms to rear. Irregular plan. Ruinous condition.
24,25 Shop and apartment 191 10 Irregular plan. Little surviving decoration. Ruinous state.
26,27 Shop and apartment 239 13 Irregular plan. No surviving decoration. Ruinous condition.
28 Shop 42 2 Undecorated shop. Back room. Ruinous state.
29 Shop and bakery 253 11 Irregular layout. Linked to No.57. Ruinous condition.
30 Shop 40 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous condition.
31-33
51
House of the Coloured Capitals 1618 40+ Semi-standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. 2 peristyles. Side entrance at 33. Third and fourth style decoration in 8 rooms. Second entrance at No.51. Semi-ruinous condition.
32
Shop 33 1 Undecorated single room. Linked to No.31. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
34
Shop 12 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous condition.
35
Shop 24 1 Undecorated single room with filled arch on back wall. Ruinous condition.
36
Shop 33 1 Undecorated single room. Stairs up on south wall with latrine beneath. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
37
Shop 8 1 Small single room. Possible cella meretricia. Plaster remnants.
38
Shop 37 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous condition.
39
Shop 41 1 Undecorated single room. Linked to Nos.40 and 41. Ruinous state.
40,41
Workshop and apartment 113 4 Undecorated rooms. Stairs up at No.41 - latrine beneath. Ruinous state.
42
Cella Meretricia 7 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
44
Stairs up over latrine 5 1 Undecorated. Ruinous condition.
45,46
Shop 45 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous condition.
47
Shop 19 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Linked to Nos.45 and 46. Ruinous state.
48,43
House of the Wild Boar 454 17 Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium.
Tablinum. Corner peristyle with rooms on north and east sides only. Fourth style decoration. Posticum at No.43. Stairs up.
49
Shop 30 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
50
Shop. Back room. 41 1 Undecorated single room with partition. Ruinous condition.
52
Shop 23 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
53,54
Shop and apartment 20 2 Undecorated shop with stairs up over latrine. Ruinous state.
55
Shop 42 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
56
House of the Grand Duke of Tuscany 225 11 Narrow if fairly standard atrium/garden layout. Atrium. Tablinum. Peristyle. Lararium. Some surviving decoration. Ruinous condition.
57
House of the Figured Capitals 870 17 Standard atrium/garden layout. Atrium. Tablinum. Peristyle with rooms on the east side only. Some surviving stucco and masonry decoration. Ruinous condition.
58
Shop 35 1 Undecorated single room. Unusual pair of stairs up on rear wall. Ruinous condition.
59
House of the Black Wall 676 19 Standard atrium/garden layout. Atrium. Tablinum. Peristyle with rooms on the south side only. Posticum onto alley (No.8). Plaster remnants. Ruinous condition.
60
Shop 23 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous condition.
61
Shop 15 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous condition.
62
House of the Terracotta Shapes 565 14 Fairly standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. Peristyle.No rooms off east side of either the atrium or the peristyle. Some surviving stucco and third style decoration. Ruinous state.
63
Shop 17 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.

Tour of the Insula

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