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Antiquarium Casale San Fulgenzio

This museum is located in the excavated area of Ocriculum, in the remains of a huge cistern that belonged to a Roman villa.  It houses objects discovered here during excavations carried out in 1965 - 2005.   (See also this page of the website of Otricoli Turismo).

[In construction]

Grave goods (6th or 7th century BC)

These grave goods came from the necropolises of Cerqua Cupa and Crepafico.

Terracotta antefix (1st century BC)

Two fragments of what was an antefix of a naked couple were found near the theatre of Ocriculum. 

Marble cow (1st century BC)

This sculpture from Ocriculum seems to have served as a small fountain.

Antiquarium Comunale

This museum in Palazzo Comunale is described in the website of Otricoli Turismo.

Jupiter of Ocriculum (1st century AD)

The museum contains a cast of a head from a massive statue of Jupiter that was discovered at Ocriculum in 1776-84.  The original is in the Sala Rotunda of the Pio-Clementine Museum, Vatican, Rome.

Inscribed weight (4th century AD)

This marble weight was found in 1989 near the round funerary monument at Ocriculum.  The inscription reads:


The letters P. LIGN refer to the “pensor or pondus lignarius” (weigher or weight of wood).  The stone was clearly used for weighing wood sourced locally and shipped (along the Tiber or along Via Flaminia) to Rome.  The weight presumably belonged to Aurelius, who must have been an important person connected with this trade.   The letters “P.CL” at the end record the value of the weight: 150 librae (56 kg).   (The Roman “libra” is the source of the abbreviation “lb” for a British pound weight). 

Altar cover (6th Century)

This carved cover came from an early Christian altar.

Read more:

L. Cenciaioli, “Un Museo per Otricoli: L' Antiquarium di Casale San Fulgenzio”, (2006) Perugia

For opening hours, see the website of the Provincia di Terni.

For the historical background, see the page on the History of Otricoli.

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