I.19.3 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance doorway, looking south.
According to Beard, a small bronze plaque was found here.
It read – “Lucius Satrius Rufus, imperial secretary (retired).
If it is the name-plate from the door, then this is the only marker so far found in Pompeii.
See Beard, M. (2008): Pompeii, the life of a roman town. London, Profile Books, (p.115)
According to Della Corte, of the two shutters of the entrance door, one held the door-lock.
The other facing the street, had a bronze tablet incised with the name of the house-owner, fixed by four bronze plates.
It read – L. Satri Rufi, evocati Aug(usti)
See N.S., 1933, p.322, no.358
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.305-6).
According to Pagano,
Another bronze table from Pompeii, with the name of one L. Satrius Rufus, evocatus Augusti a commentar(is) was affixed to a wooden element.
It is very uncertain whether they meant to the door of the domus as the exacavators assumed (these are the words of the Giornale di Scavo of 20th June, 1933): “proseguendo la regolamentazione delle terre alla base della scarpata, nel 3 vano si e rinvenuto nello strato vergine del lapillo, a destra della serratura di ferro, a m.0.50 piu in dentro della linea esterna dello stipite ed a m.0.73 di altezza dalla soglia: targa biansata di bronze (inv. 5646)”.
(translation: “ found in the third doorway in the virgin layer of lapilli, to the right of the iron lock, at more than 0.50 m. inside of the outer line of the doorpost/jamb and at a height of 0.73m from the threshold: a two-handled bronze plaque (inv.5646)”.
Pagano, M. (1997): I Diari Di Scavo di Pompei Ercolano e Stabiae di Francesco e Pietro La Vega (1764-1810): Roma: “L’Erma di Bretschneider”
(p.163, note 144) in Monografie 13.