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  • Epigraphic Database Heidelberg
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  • Epigraphic Database Clauss / Slaby
  • Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum
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  • List of photographs of inscriptions from Ostia and Portus, taken by the National Italian Photographic Archive, ICCD.

    Some photographs of inscriptions




    CIL XIV, 105, dedication to Lucius Verus by the Fabri Tignuarii. C. 166 AD.
    Reused as pluteus near the bapitisterium of San Giovanni, Florence.
    A. Paolucci (ed.), Il Battistero di San Giovanni a Firenze, Modena 1994, p. 387, fig. 674.



    P(ublio) HORATIO
    CHRYSEROTI
    SEVIRO AVGVSTAL(i) IDEM
    QVINQ(uennali) ET IMMVNI LARVM AVG(usti)
    EX S(enatus) C(onsulto) SEVIRI AVGVSTALES STATVAM
    EI PONENDAM DECREVERVNT QVOD
    IS ARCAE EORVM HS L M(ilia) N(ummum) DEDERIT
    EX QVA SVMMA HS X M(ilia) N(ummum) OB HONOREM CVRAE
    SEX(ti) HORATI CHRYSEROTIANI ET RELIQVORVM(!)
    HS XL M(ilia) N(ummum) EXCEPTA STIPVLATIONE (!) EX VSVRIS
    SEMISSIBVS ET M(ilia?) II S(ummae) S(upra) S(criptae) QVODANNIS IDIB(us) MARTI(i)S
    NATALI SVO INTER PRAESENTES HORA II VSQVE
    AD ASSE(m) DIVIDIATVR DEDVCTA ORNATIONE STATV(a)E
    ET FAMILIAE AVGVSTAL(ium) HS C N(ummum) QVOTSI ITA
    FACTVM NON ERIT TVM EA HS XL M(ilia) N(ummum)
    DARI REI (!) OST(iensium) SVB EADEM CONDICIONE
    QVA S(upra) S(criptum) EST OB CVIVS DEDICATIONE(m) DEDIT
    DECVRIONIBVS (denarios) V ET AVGVSTALIBVS (denarios) V
    ISQVE HONORE SIBI HABITO SVMPTVM STA
    TVAE ORDINI AVGVSTALIVM REMISIT
    | DEDIC(atum)
    XV KAL(endas) [IA]NV[AR(ias)]
    MAMERTINO ET RVFO
    CO(n)S(ulibus)

    CIL XIV, 367; 182 AD. Vatican Museums.
    Photograph: Eric Taylor.



    A(ulus) CAEDICIVS SVCCESSVS
    SEVIR AVG(ustalis) IDEM QVINQVENN(alis)
    CVRATOR NAV(i)CVLARIOR(um) MARIS HADRIAT(ici)
    IDEM QVINQVENNALIS FECIT SIBI ET
    CAEDICIAE THEMIDI LIB(ertae) ET
    A(ulo) IVLIO EPAGATHO ET PONTVLENAE PYRALLIDI
    VXORI EIVS LIBERTIS LIBERTAB(us)
    POSTERISQ(ue) EORVM
    IN FRONTE P(edes) IX IN AGRO P(edes) XXXV

    AE 1987, 191. Photograph: Bill Storage.


    IVNIAE T(iti) POMPEI DII F(iliae) AT[---]
    M(arco) MANLIO STEPHANO AV[G(ustali) ---]
    TITIAE PYRALLIDI [---]
    M(arcus) MANLIVS DILIGENS AVG(ustalis) QVINQ(uennalis) FE[CIT SIBI ET EPAPHRODITO]
    LIB(erto) AVG(ustali) QVINQ(uennali) PROCVRATORI SVO TIT[IAE VERAE VXORI LIBERTIS]
    LIBERTABVS SVIS EIS QVOS TESTAMENTO AVT [CODICILLIS MANVMISERO]
    POSTERI[S]QVE EORVM

    AE 1988, 196. Photograph: Bill Storage.


    D(is) M(anibus)
    EGRILIAE CLVSINAE ITEM
    LIBERTIS LIBERTABVSQVE QVI
    QVAEVE IAM SVNT QVI QVAEVE FVTVRI
    A(ulus) EGRILIVS HILARVS COACTOR
    ARGENTARIVS SEVIR AVG(ustalis) IDEM Q(uin)Q(uennalis) Q(uin)Q(uennalis) COL(legii)
    FABR(um) TIGN(uariorum) OST(iensium) LVSTRI XXVI ET
    EGRILIA IVSTINA PATRONI
    FECERVNT ET POSTERIS
    Q(ue) EORVM EARVMVE IN F(ronte) P(edes) XIII IN AG(ro) P(edes) XXV

    AE 1988, 204. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker


    VOLTIDIA C(ai) L(iberta) MOSCHIS SIBI ET
    VERGILIAE Q(uinti) F(iliae) PRISCAE F(iliae) SVAE
    HANC DECVRIONES IN HONOREM Q(uinti) VERGILI
    MARIANI VIRI EIVS FVNERE PVBLICO EFFERRI CENSVERVNT
    Q(uinto) VERGILIO QQ(uintorum) ((mulieris)) L(iberto) APOLLONIO
    Q(uinto) VERGILIO Q(uinti) ((mulieris)) L(iberto) STEPHANO
    VERGILIA MOSCHIS
    LIBERTIS LIBERTABVS POSTERISQVE EORVM OMNIBVS
    IN FRONTE P(edes) XXX IN AGRO P(edes) XXXIS(emis)

    AE 1955, 187. Tenuta Aldobrandini, to the north of Ostia.
    Photograph: Antonio Veronese.



    DIVINA SINGVLARISQVE(!) CLEMENTIA
    DOMINORVM NOSTRORVM
    CONSTANTINI MAXIMI VICTORIS
    SEMPER AVGVSTI
    ET [[CRISPI]] ET CONSTANTINI NOBB(ilissimorum)
    CAESS(arum) INTERRVPTVM ITER PONTIS SIGNINI
    OPERIS REFECTIONE RESTITVI SVA
    PECVNIA IVSSERVNT
    CVRANTE PVBBLICE(!) Q(uinto) CEIONIO CAECINA
    VERO V(iro) C(larissimo) CVRATORE ALV(ei) TIB(eris) ET CLOACARVM
    S(acrae) V(rbis) D(evoto) N(umini) MA(iestati)Q(ue) EORVM

    AE 1975, 135. Found in the Tiber near Portus,
    near the Fossa Galeria (Floriani Squarciapino 1974).
    Photograph: Bill Storage.



    L(ucius) COCCEIVS ADIVTOR FECIT
    SIBI IDEM DENVNTIAT NE QVIS VELIT
    IN PARTE SINISTERIORE INTRANTIBVS NEQVE
    COMMVRERE (= comburere) NEQ(ue) OBRVERE CADAVER SIN AVTEM
    DABIT REIP(ublicae) OSTIENSIVM HS L M N
    DELATOR QVARTAS ACCIPIET

    Lucius Cocceius Adiutor built (this tomb)
    for himself and declares that no one should
    burn or bury a body on the left side as one enters.
    If he does so, he shall pay 50,000 sesterces to the city of Ostia.
    The informer shall receive the fourth part.

    Translation: Toynbee, Death and Burial in the Roman World, p. 76.
    CIL XIV, 850.
    Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.



    A funerary inscription near the Episcopium of Ostia. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.