ANTIQUE BRONZE GRAND TOUR MODELS OF ANCIENT REMAINS IN ROME
Three very fine antique Grand Tour models of ancient remains in Rome in patinated bronze and Sienna marble. These three are often seen as a group. 1)The temple of Saturn was erected by the consul Titus Larcius in 17 B.C. It was used as the public treasury and as a repository for the decrees of the senate. Treasures were held in an underground chamber. The temple was enlarged in 42 B.C. and rebuilt after a fire in the 4th Century A.D. Eight columns remain of this temple. 2)The three columns that remain of the temple of Vespasian which was built by the son of Domitian in 94 A.D. and later restored by Septimius Severus. 3)The Forum of Julius Caesar was the first of the imperial Forums. It was the site of the Temple of Venus and the site of the Roman stock exchange. Caesar built this Forum in his honor. The Roman Forum is located in a valley that is between the Palatine hill and the Capitoline hill.