- Museum number
Marble sepulchral urn of Pompeius Iustinianus
- Production date
- 1stC-2ndC (probably)
Height: 24.13 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Cook 2013, nr. 44:
‘A circular cinerary urn about ten inches in diameter, and ten inches high, the sides are fluted, and in an oblong square Tessera is engraved the following inscription – D. M. Pompeio. Justiniano. amico. optimo. Lucretius Lucretianus’ (GR 1, Vases, etc. no. 8).
Formerly in the Giustiniani collection. The inscription was first copied in 1662 (CIL).
Bought from Jenkins in 1768. The price in Scudi is not recorded in TY 10/1, and the sterling equivalent is variously given as £2 (TY 10/2; ST 1, fo. 12v), £3 (TY 10/3, fo. 25; TY 10/5), and £1 (TY 10/7). It may be included among ‘Eight cinerary urns with various ornaments and inscriptions. £60’ (TY 10/6).
- Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum (1808) V.7.
- Ancient Marbles of the British Museum, V, pl. 2, fig. 3.
- A. H. Smith, A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Vol. III (London 1904), 367, no. 2405.
- CIL VI.24477.
See Williams, C. (2012) Reading Roman Friendship (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), p. 297ff, for further information regarding the language of ‘friendship’ and individual commemorations.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number