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Square marble sepulchral chest with modern cover. Cover and front are decorated with ivy motifs sprouting from a vase. A rectangular tablet inscribed in Latin dedicates the chest to the memory of Claudia Fortunata by her husband Iucundus, an imperial freedman of Augustus and agent for Gaulish taxation. Reconstructed from fragments.
- Production date
Height: 21.50 centimetres (without cover)
Width: 24 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae, 1564
Sinn, F. (1987) Stadtrömische Marmorurnen. (Mainz am Rhein: Philip von Zabern), p. 188, n. 405.
The lid of the chest is modern (Sinn 1987: 188)
The husband was an imperial freedman and worked in the financial administration of trade with Gaul. The customs district of the Gauls was named XXXX Galliarum (or Quadragesima Galliarum), after the 2.5% (1/40) of its value that had to be paid on any goods entering or leaving it. (Sinn 1987:188)
- On display (G1/wp148)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: SLAntiq.408