Coin or lead tesserae mold is made of rough hewn rock with one flat surface with two shallow disk shaped reliefs impressed in negative on surface with two shallow disk shaped reliefs impressed in negative on it. Each impression has central figure, with row of holes along edge. Funnel shaped groove runs from edge of rock to disk reliefs, probably used to pour in metal. Chips along edges, minor scratches. Purchased of L. Pollak, Rome.
Sculpture - Alto-relievo representing the Temple of Romulus; now in a stone mason’s yard in the Via Alessandrina. On the frontal the story of the birth of Romulus and Remus is represented. It is considered an important piece of sculpture, and is engraved in Canina’s work. The representation agrees with a coin of the Temple of Venus and Roma.
Kelsey, Francis W.
Kelsey Permanent Artifact Collections
Photographs and prints
John Henry Parker
ca 1870-1880 AD
A Catalogue of 3300 Photographs of Antiquities in Rome and Italy