A New Latin Inscription from Gavignano

Jeff Becker just drew my attention to this announcement on Archeoblog:

Il giorno 28 maggio 2008 con una brillante operazione, gli uomini del Comando di Tenenza della Guardia di Finanza di Colleferro, agli ordini del Ten. Giancarlo Urciuoli, hanno recuperato in località Rossilli nel Comune di Gavignano un’architrave in calcare, appartenente quasi sicuramente ad un edificio funerario in cui è riportata l’iscrizione latina su due righe


The article provides a rather full account of the find and its general context.

About Tom Elliott

Tom is Associate Director for Digital Programs and Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. Tom holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Ancient History from UNC. His master's thesis treated a class of late Roman census documents from the Aegean islands and Asia Minor. His dissertation assembled and analyzed the epigraphic evidence for boundary disputes in the early Roman empire.
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One Response to A New Latin Inscription from Gavignano

  1. Mika Kajava says:

    This is nice news. – In another operation more than 20 years ago (surely “meno brillante” than the one of the GF), I had the opportunity to study the inscription which comes from the territory of ancient Signia. Here are some details (taken from the future 2nd ed. of CIL X):
    Epistylium marmoreum, in fronte regula cinctum, a sinistra mutilum, superne fortasse aliorum usuum gratia ruditer sculptum. In plano summo duo foramina ad epistylium retinendum exstant. Puncta triangularia. 43,5 x (187,5) x 52; litt. 6-7 (v. 1), 7-7,5 (v. 2). Exstat inter Signiam et Gavignano in loco dicto I Rossili, ubi aetate mediaevali fuit ecclesia S. Mariae de Rosili. Descripsimus a. 1984 EGO et SOLIN, qui im. phot. sumpsit.

    Paulae Hordeoniae L(uci) f(iliae)

    M. KAJAVA, in Epigrafia. Actes Degrassi 379-380 cum im. phot. tab. XXXVI fig. 1 (AE 1991, 419).
    -The piece is well known in subsequent scholarship.

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