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Regio I - Insula VI - Caseggiato del Balcone a mensole (I,VI,2)

Opposite the House of the Grain Measurers (I,VII,1-2) and to the north of the Small Market (I,VIII,1) is the partially excavated House of the Balcony with Corbels. It was built during the reign of Hadrian (opus mixtum).

The ground floor consists of shops opening off Via della Fortuna. Above the doorways are large windows, below a brick balcony supported by travertine corbels. An external staircase led to apartments on the upper floors. Below the staircase is a latrine accessible from the street. In the southernmost shop a floor of basalt blocks was found, as in the two north-eastern shops of the Small Market.



Plan of the building.
After SO I.

Photographs



The building seen from the south-west. Photograph: Bill Storage.


The Tiber, to the north of the building. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.

[jthb - 18-Mar-2006]