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Arcus Trajano Dedicatus Beneventi Porta Aurea Dictus Sculpturis Et Mole Omnium Facile Princeps.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Romæ,: M.DCC.XXXIX., Expensis Francisci de Ficoronis.

Physical Description

[1] f., [10] pl. (3 dble.); 395 mm.


[T.p.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The first plate is signed as engraved by Franciscus Mazzoni; the second and third, as engraved by Teresa dal Pó. The rest are unsigned.

Summary Note

The work describes an example of one of the striking types of Roman architecture, the triumphal arch - in this case the arch built at Benevento ca. 114 A.D. as a monument to the emperor Trajan's military victories.

The first plate shows a view of the arch; the rest, details of the bas-reliefs.


The title-page is inscribed in pencil 'Bequest of P. Hoare Esqre GJ 1836'.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, brown cloth-covered boards; black morocco spine-label lettered 'Arcus Trajano &c.', spine lettered '1739'.

Name as Subject


Triumphal arches, Roman - Architecture, Roman - Public buildings - Monuments - Antiquities - Sculpture, Roman - Bas-reliefs - Outdoor sculpture - Public sculpture - Italy - Campania - Benevento - History - 2nd century
Rulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Public relations - Italy - Campania - Benevento - History - 2nd century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century


Francesco Ficoroni, publisher
Francesco Mazzoni, engraver
Teresa dal Pó, engraver
Prince Hoare, previous owner, donor