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Burial Tablet

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Object Number:L-1033-22
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Imperial Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Inscribed
Iconography:Inscription
Height: 17.2 cm
Length: 36 cm
Depth: 2.9 cm

Description

Rectangular tablet. Inscribed trapazoid in each corner with drilled holes in between containing remains of iron nails and orange discoloration around nails. Two Latin inscriptions separated by vertical bar: L TVCCIVS DIODOTAE L PRIMVS PATRONVS TVCCIA L L OLYMP V A XIX. Translation: Lucius Tuccius Primus, freedman of Diodota (lies here.) The patron (put up this monument.) Tuccia Olympias, freedwoman of Lucius (Tuccius) (lies here.) She lived 19 years.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Rolfe, John C. 1915. The Latin Department's Collection of Antiquities.. Old Penn. Vol. XIII. pg. 873-877 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 876, no. 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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