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Marble epitaph plaque for Lucius Visonius Rapo. It includes a small funnel for pouring drink-offerings into the tomb.
- Production date
- 15thC AD-18thC AD
Height: 28 centimetres
Width: 42.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The inscription was previously owned by both John Kemp and Dr Richard Mead.
The use of the phrase 'papae filius' ("son of the pope" or "son of the bishop of Rome"), unknown in antiquity, makes it likely, though not certain, that the inscription is either medieval or a modern creation.
Ainsworth, R. & Kempius, J. (1720) Monumenta vetustatis Kempiana ex vetustis scriptoribus illustrata, p. 39, 10
Blackburne, F. (1780) Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, vol. 2, p. 815
Mead, R. (1755) Museum Medianum, sive Catalogus Nummorum, veteris aevi Monumentorum, ac Gemmarum, cum aliis quibusdam Artis recentioris et Naturae Operibus, p. 240
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number