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Domus sul Decumano (III,II,3) - nrs. 511-528

The building
Description and function This building became a domus in late antiquity. The original building consisted of rooms behind a portico (some late walls in the portico have disappeared). At the south end is a staircase. One would expect room C (with backroom D) to have been a shop, but the entrance seems too narrow (completely overgrown in 2009). Beyond corridor B is shop E with backroom F. Rooms F, G and H could be reached from corridor B and room I. Several doors in the back wall of room I originally led to Caseggiato III,II,4, that was used for an unknown commercial purpose.
Date The house was installed in the fourth century (opus vittatum) in a number of shops with backrooms behind a portico, dated to c. 210-235 AD (opus latericium).

Nrs. 511-528
Description The stones are found in the corners of the five piers of the portico, in the facade and in the interior.

Pier I, N, exterior. Nr. 511 at mid-height. The upper right part of the north side is missing and filled with bricks.
Pier I, N, interior. Nr. 512 at mid-height.
Pier II, S, exterior. Nr. 513 at mid-height.
Pier II, S, interior. Nr. 514 at mid-height.
Pier II, N, exterior. Nr. 515 at mid-height. A large part of this stone is missing. Perhaps there was a hole in the stone.
Pier II, N, interior.Nr. 516 at mid-height.
Pier III, S, exterior. Nr. 517 at mid-height.
Pier III, S, interior. Nr. 518 at mid-height. In the south side is a small round hole with metal, in the right part of the west side is a small round hole.
Pier III, N, exterior. Nrs. 519-520, fairly low. Both stones are as wide as the wall. The lower left part of the east side of the upper stone (520) is missing and filled with bricks.
Pier III, N, interior. ---
Pier IV, S, exterior. Nrs. 521-522, fairly low. Both stones are as wide as the wall.
Pier IV, S, interior. ---
Pier IV, N, exterior. Nr. 523, fairly low. Damaged on the north side. Perhaps there was a hole in the stone.
Pier IV, N, interior. No stone, masonry much damaged. VdM provides measurements however (starts at 0.51; l. 0.20, w. 0.20, h. 0.14), so a stone here may have disappeared quite recently.
Pier V, S, exterior. Nr. 524, fairly low and high.
Pier V, S, interior. Nr. 525, fairly low.
North-east corner of corridor B. Nrs. 526-527. Two blocks on top of each other. In the east side of the upper stone (527) is a more or less round depression.
South-east corner of corridor B. --- (overgrown).
Pier IV, E. Nr. 528. "Centralized" stone. The lower left part is missing and filled with bricks and a piece of basalt.
Date The stones belong to the first building phase.
Measurements Meas. according to VdM. The stones to the south of corridor B start at the same height. This is not always reflected by the measurements below, that were taken from the current level of the portico and the facade, the former somewhat higher. The same is true for the stones to the north of the corridor. However, the stones to the north clearly start a bit lower than the stones to the south.

Nr. 511: starts at 0.87; l. 0.38, w. 0.27, h. 0.19.
Nr. 512: starts at 0.69; l. 0.29, w. 0.28, h. 0.16.
Nr. 513: starts at 0.88; l. 0.35, w. 0.22, h. 0.17.
Nr. 514: starts at 0.88; l. 0.28, w. 0.22, h. 0.16.
Nr. 515: starts at 0.84; l. 0.21, w. 0.22, h. 0.11.
Nr. 516: starts at 0.88; l. 0.35, w. 0.22, h. 0.17.
Nr. 517: starts at 0.82; l. 0.35, w. 0.22, h. 0.17.
Nr. 518: starts at 0.67; l. 0.35, w. 0.18, h. 0.18.
Nr. 519: starts at 0.28; l. 0.36, w. 0.68, h. 0.22.
Nr. 520: starts at 0.52; l. 0.52, w. 0.68, h. 0.26.
Nr. 521: starts at 0.57; l. 0.33, w. 0.68, h. 0.20.
Nr. 522: starts at 0.77; l. 0.43, w. 0.68, h. 0.22.
Nr. 523: starts at 0.74; l. 0.19, w. 0.18, h. 0.14.
Nr. 524: starts at 0.65; l. 0.26, w. 0.19, h. 0.13.
Nr. 525: starts at 2.02; l. 0.23, w. 0.19, h. 0.14.
Nr. 526: starts at 0.36; l. 0.38, w. 0.36, h. 0.21.
Nr. 527: starts at 0.60; l. 0.25, w. 0.52, h. 0.26.
Nr. 528: no meas. provided.

Only one high stone has been preserved (nr. 525). The other piers have not been preserved to the same height however.

Remarks
There is a marble threshold between piers III and IV. On photographs a round hole with metal seems visible in the front (!). This must be checked.
Note the engaged pilaster in the east side of piers I and II, not indicated on the plan. Note that pier IV is relatively long. Note a decorative pier to the north of pier V.
Plan of the building

Plan of the building. After SO I.
South is to the left.

Photographs



The portico seen from the south.


The portico seen from the north.


Pier I with stones 511 and 512, seen from the north.
Note the engaged pilaster on the east side.



Pier II with stones 514, 513 and 515, seen from the south.
Note the engaged pilaster on the east side.



Pier II with stones 513, 515 and 516, seen from the north.
Note the engaged pilaster on the east side.



Pier III with stones 518, 517 and 519-520, seen from the south-east.


Detail of stone 518, with a hole in the west side and a hole with metal in the south side.
Seen from the south-west.



Piers III and IV with stones 519-520 and 521-522, seen from the east.
In the background stones 526-527 in the south-east corner of corridor B.
Note the hole (with metal?) in the front of the threshold (second stone from the right).



Piers IV with stones 521-522, 528 ("centralized") and 523, seen from the east.


Pier IV with stones 521-522, 528, 523 and a damaged corner to the right.
Seen from the north.



Piers V with stones 524 (low) and 525 (high), seen from the south.
Note the decorative pier to the north.