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Marble epitaph plaque with a Latin inscription for Attia Asclepias.
- Curator's comments
- Cook 2013, nr. 262:
Found in a columbarium near the beginning of the via Appia and the via Latina, and in the Ficoroni collection in 1731-3 (CIL).
Bought at the Duane sale in May 1785 (First Townley Inventory, Vases, etc. 47).
Nine inscriptions are recorded in First Townley Inventory as having been purchased at the Duane sale in June 1785 (first day of sale, 13 June, lots 83-85, three inscriptions in each; 1805,0703.465; 1805,0703.195; 1805,0703.203; 1805,0703.200; 1805,0703.198; 1805,0703.197; 1805,0703.190; 1805,0703.189; 1805,0703.191). Six of them are also said in later catalogues to have been purchased at Sir Charles Frederick’s sale in May 1786. This appears to be an error on Townley’s part: First Townley Inventory is not only a much earlier document, but the sheets of its second state, on which the inscriptions are recorded, were added between mid-1784 and 1786, very near to the date of purchase, when Townley’s memory of the transaction may be supposed to have been fresh. In his accounts for the period (TY 8/5), Townley records the payment of £34.6s. on 22 June 1785 to Gerrard’s clerk for lots purchased at the Duane sale.
* Townley drawing 2010,5006.262.
- CIL VI, 12759.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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