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Part of stone tombstone of Gaius Julius Alpinus Classicianus, procurator of Britain from AD61. the bolster has a patera-like terminal at either end and is ornamented along its length with imbrication; the tips of the leaves point to either end, changing direction at the mid-point, where they are secured by a broad band and a pair of chords, each tied with a reef knot. The projecting frieze comprises a rosette of leaves within a border. The inscription is preserved on two blocks.
Diameter: 51.20 centimetres (bolster)
Width: 77.50 centimetres
Depth: 154 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Incorporating 1852,0806.1-2. 'The discovery of the second [inscription block] in 1935 confirmed Roach Smith's conjecture, made 80 years earlier, that Classicianus, the deceased named on the upper block, was the imperial procurator appointed in AD60/61 after the Boudiccan revolt.... the dedication reveals that Classicianus' wife came from one of the leading families of the Treveri... Classicianus may well have had a similar background. It is perhaps to this region, around moder Trier, that we should look for comparanda for the type of monument and the sculpturual style' (CSIR I, 10, p. 49).
- On display (G49/od)
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- Acquisition notes
- Found built upside down into the bastion of the Roman wall of London on the east side of Trinity Place in June 1935.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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