Electoral programmata, hand-painted campaign signs asking people to vote for a certain candidate can be found on building walls throughout Pompeii. They are one of the most unique aspects of the site and provide rare insights into the social and political history of a Roman town.
Our design is an artistic rendering of CIL IV.202, a programma promoting Marcus Holconius Priscus for the office of duovir, one of Pompeii’s two chief magistrates. It reads:
M. Holconium Priscum II vir(um) i(ure) d(icundo) pomari universi cum Helvio Vestale rog(ant)
“All the fruit vendors along with Helvius Vestalis ask (that you elect) Marcus Holconius Priscus, duovir for administering justice.”
• Ceramic • Dishwasher and microwave safe • White and glossy