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62r (SM volume 39)


62r (SM volume 39)


(pencil) Near Lavinia - Monte di San Jennaro / HOC MONVMENTVM / TESTAMENTO / FIERI IVSSIT IHS (= HS, sign for sestertii, a Roman coin ?) symbol of vertical downstroke followed by three inverted 'Cs' (= DCC = 700?) / ARBITRATV / HERMETIS ET PIFCVSAF TIB (see Translations of and notes on Latin inscriptions in this sketchbook at the end of the catalogue) / Piece of a Statue of Parian Marble / Column of Cipollino - seems to have / been an Ancient Town / Monte Secco - Volcanic - Here between the / beds of Tuffa they find Earth is being ^ sifted mix'd / with the Earth ^A wc they take out of the Crater / - Bricks are made - / The Earth. A. is steep'd in water for 1 Night / the next Morng they mix the first mention'd / Earth & then Bricks are made with it



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