This is an ancient Roman altar piece -- in votive style -- to Publius Aelius Marcianus, who was of the decurial order and a holder of higher local offices in Napoca (a city in Roman Dacia). Today, Napoca is Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This lovely altar dates to c. 161-250 CE.
height: 75 cm
width: 40 cm
depth: 34 cm
letter size: 5.5-3 cm
Transcription: Libero Pa/tri deo/P(ublius) Ael(ius) Mar/cianus dec(urio)/ col(oniae) Napoc(ensium)/pro sua et/suorum/v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito)
Majuscule: LIBERO PA TRI DEO P AEL MAR CIANVS DEC COL NAPOC PRO SVA ET SVORVM
V S L M
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