the piece is whole, but the surface especially in the area of the edges is quite gnawed, the monument was used for a long time in the Middle Ages and modern times as an altarpiece in a church in Caransebeș;
113 x 52 x 41 cm, h (letters) = 4.8 cm;
the altar is a large one, the monument has under the capital in the central area a round metal piece inserted above the inscription, and above the capital a very deep hemispherical focus and which has an external drainage channel that is oriented behind the stone;
I (ovi) O (ptimo) M (aximo) D (olicheno) / Iulius / Valentin [us] / [f] lamen m (unicipii) T (ibisci) / pro salutem / suam suorum - / que omnium / contubern (al ) ium / v (otum) l (ibens) m (erito) p (osuit) Literary translation: To Jupiter the too good and great (also called) Dolichenus, Iulius Valentinus, priest of the municipality of Tibiscum for his health and that of his people, a to all and to his faithful, the oath was gladly fulfilled according to merit.
Place of discovery:
The voluminous monument was discovered in a secondary position in Caransebeș, in the middle of the 19th century, but according to the content of the text it certainly comes from Tibiscum.
The dating of the inscription can be made due to the dedicator, who is a well-known personality in the North-Danubian provincial world, especially during the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus, late 2nd / early 3rd century AD.
Place of storage:
Banat National Museum Timisoara no. Inv: IV 6346;
Bibliography and databases:
Doina Benea, Petru Bona, Tibiscum, Ed. Museion, Bucharest, 1994; Doina Benea, Septimius Severus and Tibiscum, in Patrimonium Banaticum, II / 2003, Mirton Publishing House, Timișoara, pp. 91-93; UEL 17561; HD 043617; CCID 00163; EDCS-28400678