Inscription on marble slab


II century AC

Ex-voto for the Publilio or Publicio’s return offered by one or two persons from the servile class.

The formula pro salute et reditu is very common in the dedications to the Emperors and to the members of the imperial family.



Inscription on marble slab

Alba (into the defensive walls, 1779)

19-37 AC

Dedication in honour of Tiberius Caesar, Livia and Drusus’ son, Tiberius’ nephew, Augustus’ grand-nephew, from the senator Publius Varius, one of the most zealous and dangerous informer during the Tiberius’ empire. The belonging to the Aemilia tribus suggests his provenience from central Italy.



Inscription on a limestone slab

Alba (1985)

221-217 AC

Dedication in honour of the Emperor Caracalla offered by the town Alba Pompeia. He is the Septimius Severus’ son, Marcus Aurelius’ nephew, Antoninus Pius’ grand-nephew, Hadrianus, Traianus and Nerva’s descendant. In addition to his dynasty, also the enemies he defeated are indicated.

It probably constitutes a dedication offered to the Emperor pro salute et reditu, at times of the military campaign against the Parthians dated back to 214 AC.



Inscription on marble slab


End I, beginning II century AC

The elegant handwriting suggests the provenience of this fragment from a monumental inscription



Alba, Ospedale road (Coppa house)

End I-middle part II century AC

Inscription positioned probably on a public monument offered by a private citizens or by the population of Alba Pompeia to an unknown patrician who had given generously money and provisions of food on the day of the inauguration of the monument.



Inscription on a marble slab

The few letters preserved are not enough to suggest an interpretation.



Inscription on a marble slab

Alba, Provvidenza Road (nursery school, 1903)

End I, beginning II century AC

Two letters preserved refer to a public monumental inscription because of their large dimensions and their delicate carving.