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A marble altar or pedestal with a Latin inscription naming the dedicants Lucius Curtius Onesiphorus and Aepicia Nice.
- Production date
Height: 139.70 centimetres
Width: 40.64 centimetres
Depth: 38.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- There is a quote under the CIL entry from a letter by I H Walpole to Bandinalus, dated the 10th December 1834, now in the Bodleian library which reads as follows:
"Captain Lyons is expected home daily in the Madagascar.....he has several things on board which the University might be glad to possess.....a small altar from the neighbourhood of Patras.......I can give you the inscription on the altar: L. Curtius Onesiphorus
Pouqueville also mentions seeing the altar in Patras in 1820 (Pouqueville, Voyage en Grece (1820) 3, p.506), and attributes it to the spot where he thinks the temple of Poseidon was placed.
A.D. Rizakis, Achaïe II. La cité de Patras: épigraphie et histoire (Athènes 1998) 152-153, Nr. 85
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Noted in the register that this collection was obtained at a ship store in Portsmouth, where it may have been bought from Smyrna. Most other objects from the same collections were at least collected at Smyrna.
- Greek and Roman
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