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Pompeii. Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Excavated 1815, 1972, 1976.

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Via dell’Abbondanza was the ancient main street (decumanus maximus) of ancient Pompeii, which ran across the city in the direction east/west from the Forum to the Porta Sarno.

The street used to be crowded and noisy with many shops, workshops, cafes, snack-bars and restaurants for food and drink.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza era il decumanus maximus, la via principale che attraversava la città in direzione est-ovest, dal Foro a Porta Sarno.

Particolarmente animata e rumorosa, su di essa si affacciavano botteghe, officina e termopoli (locali in cui si servivano vivande).

 

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. Looking east out of the city along the north side of the gate, at the east end of Via dell’Abbondanza. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012.

Looking east out of the city along the north side of the gate, at the east end of Via dell’Abbondanza.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. North side of gate, at west end. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. North side of gate, at west end.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. North side of gate, at west end. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. North side of gate, at west end.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.7 Pompeii. September 2005. Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate, at east end of Via dell’Abbondanza. II.5 on right.

III.7 Pompeii. September 2005.    Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate.       II.5.4/II.5.5 on right.

According to Eschebach, the ancient name of this gate may have been Porta Urbulana.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.11)

 

Porta Sarno or Sarnus Gate. September 2005. Looking out of the city along the north side.

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. September 2005. Looking east out of the city along the north side.

 

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. Looking east out of the city along the south side of the gate. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. Looking east out of the city along the south side of the gate.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Porta Sarno or Sarnus Gate. September 2005. Looking out of the city along the south side.

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. September 2005. Looking east out of the city along the south side.

 

Porta Sarno. December 2004. Gate in foreground with modern railway bridge at back.

Porta di Sarno. December 2004. Gate in foreground with modern railway bridge at back.

 

Porta di Sarno, Pompeii. 1972. Looking east. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. 
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J72f0538

Porta di Sarno, Pompeii. 1972. Looking east. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

J72f0538

 

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. Looking east towards the south-west corner of the gate. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012.

Looking east towards the south-west corner of the gate.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Pompeii. 1972. Looking east towards the south-west corner of the gate. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. 
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J72f0537

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Pompeii. 1972. Looking east towards the south-west corner of the gate.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Pompeii. 1972. South-west corner of gate. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. 
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J72f0509

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Pompeii. 1972. South-west corner of gate.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Pompeii. 1970. Looking east towards the south-west corner of the gate. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J70f0817

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Pompeii. 1970. Looking east towards the south-west corner of the gate.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

J70f0817

 

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Pompeii. 1970. Looking east towards the south-west corner of the gate. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J70f0814

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Pompeii. 1970. Looking east towards the south-west corner of the gate.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Pompeii. 1970. Detail of doorway. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J70f0816

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. Pompeii. 1970. Detail of doorway. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

J70f0816

 

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. Looking east along the interior south side of the gate. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. Looking east along the interior south side of the gate.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. Looking towards the interior south wall of the gate. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. Looking towards the interior south wall of the gate.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Porta Sarno. September 2005. East outside end of south wall.

Porta di Sarno. September 2005. East outside end of south wall.

 

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. Looking towards the interior south wall of the gate. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Porta di Sarno or Sarnus Gate. June 2012. Looking towards the interior south wall of the gate.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Silver found at Porta di Sarno on 3rd November 1959, together with a victim of the eruption and 61 gold coins and 51 silver coins. Silver mirror with two pronged handle. The back has a scene in relief.  This includes two cupids fishing, a boat with a dolphin emblem and at the side is an anchor and a small statue of Priapus. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 12607.
Four circular silver cups. Three are complete, inventory numbers 161581, 161582 and 161583. The fourth is damaged, inventory number 161584.
See De Carolis E., in Guzzo, P. (A cura di), 2006. Argenti a Pompei. Milano, Electa. (p. 156).

Silver found at Porta di Sarno on 3rd November 1959, together with a victim of the eruption and 61 gold coins and 51 silver coins.

Silver mirror with two pronged handle. The back has a scene in relief.

This includes two cupids fishing, a boat with a dolphin emblem and at the side is an anchor and a small statue of Priapus

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 12607.

Four circular silver cups. Three are complete, inventory numbers 161581, 161582 and 161583.

The fourth is damaged, inventory number 161584.

See De Carolis E., in Guzzo, P. (A cura di), 2006. Argenti a Pompei. Milano, Electa. (p. 156).

 

 

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