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Latin Inscriptions

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Lind = "Nine Inscriptions and a Roman Brick Stamp in Kansas," American Journal of Archaeology 59 (1955) 159-62.

 

N.421: Stamped Brick Fragment from Italy (?), purchased in 1909

Irregularly rectangular fragment with circular stamp

height: max pres 14.33 cm.

CIGOETONI


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N.424

Stamped brick fragment from Italy (Mid-2nd c CE), purchased in 1909

Triangular fragment. Large circular stamp with eagle facing left in center and around it in two rows of quadrate letters

height: 18.1 cm.

[AUG]UST • N • OP • DOL• EX • PR • L • DOMITIANARUM

AUGUST NOSTRI OPUS DOLIARE EX PRAEDIS LUCILLAE/DOMITIANARUM...S

brick work of our Augustus from the estate of Lucilla one of the Domitian women


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cf. Latin Inscription Uninventoried #8, below

N.425: Stamped Brick Fragment from Italy (123 CE), purchased in 1909

Fragment roughly triangular. In the middle of the fragment, two rows of capital letters.

height: 22.6 cm.

APR • ET • PAE • C • A • G • S • S • D • F • I • H

Aproniano et Paetino consulibus Auli Gabiri Succesi Salarese de figlinis Iuliani H.

During the consulships of Apronianus and Paetinus (123 CE), the work of Aulus Gabirus Succesus, Salarese brick from the brickworks/clay beds of Julianus H.


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Latin Inscription Uninventoried #1

Plain plaque with pierced circular depression for pouring offerings into the cinerary urn (probably an olla) (purchased in 1909) (Julio-Claudian; Lind, p. 160)

height, width: 23.5 x 30 cm.

DM
FORTUNAE•SORORI•PIEN
TISSIMAE•B•N•M•LL•CAELA
CELER•ET•PROCULUS•FE
CERUNT

to the gods of the underworld (diis manibus)
to Fortuna Caela, most pius, well deserving (BNM=benemerenti) sister
Celer and Proculus, happily consecrating this (LL=laeti libentes), set this up


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Lind, p. 160: probably the cover of an olla. One of two inscriptions of freedmen of Sextus Lartidius, legate of the proconsul C. Asinius Gallus in Asia in 5 BCE.  See Latin Inscription Uninvortied #2.Inscriptions CIL 6.2212, 99271, 10313, 10372, 10373; 8.17217; 11.6234, 6689.135 & 136 name Lartidius's 4 freemen and a cook.

Latin Inscription Uninventoried #2

Plain plaque of white marble with incurved border; remains of 2 iron nails (purchased in 1909) (Claudian)

height, width: 16 x 29 cm.

SEX•LARTIDIUS•SEX•L•
THELYS•MAG•Q•
FAMIL•AN•XXX•
ET•LESBIAII•L

Sextus Lartidius Thelys, freedman of Sextus,
"magister quinquennialis" (a non-political official of a corporation or collegium)
belonging to the household for 30 years
also (once) the freedman of Lesbiaius


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Lind, p. 159: the nails "were inserted to fasten the stone to the wall above or below the funerary niche." n. 5: "The inscriptions of the Lartidius group already published are CIL 6.2212, 9271, 10313, 10372, 10373; 8.17217; 11.6234, 6689-136… it is clear they were foreigners.

Latin Inscription Uninventoried #3

Plain plaque of white marble with decorated left & right margins; the 2 sets of inscriptions separated by a branch (purchased in 1909) (Claudian)

height, width: 10 x 35 cm.

SEX•LARTIDIUS 
SEX•L•
CIMBER•

Sextus Lartidius Cimber, freedman of Sextus

LARTIDIA 
SEX•L•STACTE 
PHILARGYRI•L

Lartidia Stacte, freedwoman of Sextus, (and once) freedwoman of Philargyrus


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Lind, pp. 159-160, n. 8: One of two inscriptions of freedmen of Sextus Lartidius, legate of the proconsul C. Asinius Gallus in Asia in 5 BCE. See Latin Inscription Uninventoried #1.Inscriptions CIL 6.2212, 99271, 10313, 10372, 10373; 8.17217; 11.6234, 6689.135 & 136 name Lartidius's 4 freemen and a cook. "Cimber probably came from the north," p 159 n. 5; Stacte, Greek for "ashy," was probably Greek)

Latin Inscription Uninventoried #4

Plain plaque, gray marble (purchased in 1909) (Claudian; Lind, p. 160)

height, width: 9 x 29 cm.

P•IUNIUS•
C•L•Hilarius

Publius Iunius Hilarius, freedman of Gaius [Hilarus]

IUNIA•C•L•
HILARA

Iunia Hilara, freedwoman of Gaius [Hilarus]


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Lind, p. 160: "The broken iron nails used for fastening this columbarium tablet to the wall are inserted at each end of the stone."

Latin Inscription Uninventoried #5

Plain plaque of white marble with border; in the pediment, a small stone-mason's dolabra, pick (purchased in 1909) (Claudian.

height, width: 16.5 x 27.5 cm.

DM
RUBRIA•POSTIMA
POSTUMIANO
FILIO•KARISIMO
FECIT

to the gods of the underworld (diis manibus) 
Rubria Postima
for my dearest son 
Postumianus
made this


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Lind, p. 160: "Ivy-leaf punctuation is ued… It is probable that we have in CIL 6.25547 the epitaph of Rubria Postima herself (or Postuma, as the CIL inscription spells her name). Her husband there dedicates the stone to her after eighteen years of married life and bids her faewell in a distich: Lucius hae coniunx posui tibi dona merenti; | Hic ert et nobis un aliquando domus."

Latin Inscription Uninventoried #6

Small ash urn of white marble with inset plaque flanked by cornucopiae rising out of baskets; two antithetic griffins with curled tails {like hippocamps} below; faces at the corners (purchased in 1909) (Julio-Claudian)

height, width: 20 x 27 cm.

D•M
C•LIBARNIO
BARBULAE

to the gods of the underworld (diis manibus)
Gaius Libarnius
Barbula


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Lind, pp. 160-161, lists similar urns and other inscriptions with the names of Libarna and Barbula.

Latin Inscription Uninventoried #7

Fragmentary white marble plaque, said to be from Porta Salaria, Rome (purchased in 1909); rubricated inscription bordered by three rubricated lines which pass through the (uncompleted) D [M]

height, width: 17 x 15 cm.

[D M]
C•CANIN[ius Rebilus]
CANINIA[e filiae]
BAENAEMA[erenti]

to the gods of the underworld (diis manibus)
Gaius Caninius Rebilus,
for Caninia, his daughter
well-deserving


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Lind, pp. 161: the plaque has already been published as CIL 6.14325, once located "in the vestibule of no. 20, Via de' Crociferi, at Rome. From the dealer, Magoffin, comes the Porta Salaria provenience. For the Rebilus family, cf. CIL 9.5289.

Latin Inscription Uninventoried #8

Stamped brick from Italy (1st half of 2nd c CE), purchased in 1909. Originally square fragment (see Lind pl. 49J), now broken in half. Large circular stamp with small palm branch in the center; around it are two rows of quadrate letters.

original height, width: 31 x 31 cm.

EX • PR • LUCILL • VERI

MERCURI • TI • CL • QUINQUAT

(Brick) of Mercurius, slave of Tiberius Claudius Quinquntralis, from the estate (ex praedis) of Lucilla wife of Verus


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Lind, p. 162: "The brick came from the brick works of Lucilla Minor, wife of Verus, and was made by Mercurius, slave of the manager Tiberius Claudius Quinquatralis, a name rather frequent on Roman bricks... Lucilla (known as Minor to distinguish her from an elder sister) was a member of a prominent family descended from Cn. Domitius Afer, who died ca. A.D. 59. She was born about A.D. 105 and died between A.D. 155-161 in the reign of Antoninus Pius (A.D. 138-161). She married Annius Verus not later than A.D. 120.")

cf. N.424, above


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