of looking up such spots and enclosing them in this way (Fest. 333).
It was a resort of moneylenders (Pers. 4. 49, and Schol.; Cic. pro Sest.
18; Ov. Rem. 561), and near the tribunal of the praetor (Hor. Ep. i. 19. 8,
and Porphyr.; Sat. ii. 6. 35), the arch of Fabius (Pers. Schol. loc. cit.)
and the porticus Iulia (supra, 73). It is shown on coins (Babelon, Monnaies, Aemilia 1 ; Scribonia 8), Babelon dates them about 54 B.C.. while Grueber (BM. Rep. i. 419, 3377-3385) puts
them about 71 B.C., following De Salis. For a restoration of the latter by Trajan, see
Babelon, ii. p. 584, No. 47,
and perhaps the round base from Veii
in the Lateran Museum is an imitation of it (Benndorf und Schoene, Die
antike Bildwerke d. Lateran. Museums, No. 440; HF 1210; CIL xi. 3799).
Six blocks of travertine lying near the arch of Augustus, which seem to
belong to a circular kerb, have been identified with this puteal, but
without any good reason (Jord. i. 2. 210, 403-404; Gilb. iii. 159; HC