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Roma. Arco di Orefici (Arcus Argentariorum, Rome)
  • Europe
  • Roma. Arco di Orefici (Arcus Argentariorum, Rome), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Rome, Italy
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.053
Description

Architectural view of a Arcus Argentariorum, also called the "Arch of the money-changers". This is a square gateway leading to the Forum Boarium commissioned by the local money-changers. The gate is not freestanding; rather it is connected to the adjoining church: San Giorgio in Velabro. Bas-reliefs depict sacifical and military scenes.