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House of L. Caecilius Jucundus

House of L. Caecilius Jucundus

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of L. Caecilius Jucundus  House of L. Caecilius Jucundus

The House of L. Caecilius Jucundus, located on the eastern side of Via del Vesuvius, in its last days belonged to the banker L. Caecilius Jucundus. This is evidenced by the large number of financial documents found in the mansion. A simple entrance is located between the shops (c, d), which are now in poor condition.

On the back wall of the atrium, next to Tablinum (office), is a copy of Herma (bust) of the owner of House L. Cecilius Yukundus, actually L. Caecilius Jucundus himself.

To the left of the entrance is Lararium (e) (pictured below), an altar dedicated to the patrons of the house. Along its perimeter were carved reliefs showing the destruction of the Forum and Castellum Aqua during an earthquake of 62 AD. Lararium now stands without reliefs. One side was stolen, and the other is in the Museum of Naples.

 

House of L. Caecilius Jucundus

 

 

 

 

House of L. Caecilius Jucundus  House of L. Caecilius Jucundus

A cabinet in the back of the peristal was found in the House of L. Caecilius Jucundus. It contained 154 waxed wooden tables containing receipts for the sale of land, animals and slaves, and for paying taxes. Financial activities were recorded before and including the year of the earthquake. Here is one of the entries dating back to 56:

 

Umbricia Januaria states that she received from Lucius Caecilius Jucundus 11,039 sestertii, the amount of which fell into the hands of Lucius Cecilius Jukundus by agreement, as the proceeds from the sale of Umbricia Januaria. Commissions due to this amount will be deducted.
Done at Pompeii, December 12, during the reign of Consul Lucius Duvius and Publius Claudius.

 

Wax tables are currently on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.

 

House of L. Caecilius Jucundus  House of L. Caecilius Jucundus

House of L. Caecilius Jucundus  House of L. Caecilius Jucundus

House of L. Caecilius Jucundus  House of L. Caecilius Jucundus