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IDR III/1, 137

Denumirea piesei:
Votive altar (fragmentary);
Material, technology:
Bucova marble, sculpted according to the classical canons of Roman art;
State of preservation:
fragmented piece at the time of discovery, the text of the monument is kept in very good condition, except for the capital area;
140 x 70 x 50 cm, h (letters) = 4.5 / 5.5 - 6 cm;
the altar is a large one, the frame of the field inscribed elegantly profiled, in a sober style. The text contains many ligatures, but also hammers;
Deo Soli / Ierhaboli / pro salutem / D [[D (ominorum)]] N [[N (ostrorum)]] Aug [[g (ustorum)]] / Aurel (ius) Laecanius / Paulinus vet (eranus) / ex c (ustode) a (rmorum) coh (ortis) I Vind (elicorum) / et dec (urio) col (oniae) Sarmiz (egetusae) / v (otum) l (ibens) s (olvit) Literary translation: Sun God, Herbal , for the health of our (two) Augustan masters, veteran Aurelius Laecanius Paulinus, former gunsmith in the 1st cohort of healers and decurion of the Sarmizegetusa colony, gladly fulfilled the oath.
Place of discovery:
The monument was discovered during excavations in the Tibiscens camp in 1967.
Observations, dating:
the dating of the inscription can be done with great precision, in the short period of the common reign of the 2 emperors brothers Caracalla and Geta (211 - 212 AD). The dedicator who holds (probably formally) the decurionate of the Sarmizegetusa colony is also known from a votive inscription at Tibiscum (IDR III / 1, 138);
Place of storage:
Banat National Museum Timisoara no.inv: IV 7500;
Bibliography and databases:
Doina Benea, Petru Bona, Tibiscum, Ed. Museion, Bucharest, 1994; Adrian Husar, Celts and Germans in Roman Dacia, Cluj University Press, Cluj-Napoca, 1999, pp. 147-148; UEL 15194; HD 020605; AE 1977, 00697; EDCS-11200448
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