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Inscribed stone base for a statue (now lost) of Tiberius Claudius Candidus, with a Latin text of 24 lines describing his career as a contemporary and ally of Lucius Septimius Severus, who fought in the civil war following the assassination of Commodus in AD192.
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Height: 52 centimetres
Length: 86 centimetres
Width: 55 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Tiberius Claudius Candidus was appointed governor of Hispania Tarraconensis in 197 AD, after a long and impressive career. He was instrumental in the between Clodius Albinus and Septimius Severus, as an ally of the latter. However, he received the damnatio memoriae in 198/9 for unknown reasons, and was executed.
- J. Fitz (1966) Réflexions sur la carriere de Tib. Claudius Candidus, Latomus 25: 831-846.
- Géza Alföldy (1975) Die römischen Inschriften von Tarraco. Madrider Forschungen, Band 10. Berlin: nr. 130.
- David S. Potter (2015) Inscriptions and the Narrative of Roman history, in Christer Bruun, Jonathan Edmondson (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy, p 358-360.
- On display (G70)
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- Greek and Roman
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