Gravestone inscriptions document the trades of the Florentines during the Roman era. Sex. Avidus was a shopkeeper trading in beauty products, perfumes, creams and cosmetics who opportunely opened a shop in front of one of the entrances of the amphitheatre. Q. Vibius Maximus Smintus was a copper and bronze craftsman whose gravestone bears depictions of a variety of hammers and pliers, an anvil and a wrench. P. Alfio Erasto was a wood merchant and on his grave stele are depicted measuring instruments, a logging hammer, a container of nibs, tablets for notes and a case, perhaps for a compass, bearing his initials.