Aalen, Building inscription (copy)
|Aalen, Building inscription (copy)|
Above the entrance of the ancient settlement was an inscription, of which three fragments survive. Because the contents of this type of inscription are fairly stereotypical, almost the entire text can be reconstructed (three fragments in color, reconstruction in gray):
IMP.CAES. M.AVRELIO. ANTO
POT.XVIII. IMP.II. COS.IIII. P.P. ET
IMP. CAES. L.AVRELIO.VERO.AVG
COS II. SVB.CVRA.BAI.PVDEN
TIS. PROC. PER. ALAM. II FL. (X). P.F.
FECIT. [....]IVS. LOLLIANIVS. PRAEF
IMPeratori CAESari Marco AVRELIO ANTO-
NINO AVGusto Pontifici Maximi TRIBVNICIA
POTestate XVIII IMPerarori II COnSuli IIII Patri Patriae ET
IMPeratori CAESari Lucio AVRELIO VERO AVGusto
ARMENIACo TRIBunicia POTestate IIII IMPeratori II
COnSuli II SVB CVRA BAI PVDEN-
TIS PROCuratoris PER ALAM II FLaviam Miliariam Piam Fidelem
FECIT [....]IVS LOLLIANIVS PRAEFectus
Overseen by procurator Baius Pudens has prefect< [...]ius Lollianus ordered the Second Flavian thousand-man squadron, faithful and loyal, to build this for the emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, high priest with tribunicial powers for the eighteenth time, twice imperator, four times consul, father of the fatherland, and for Caesar Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus Armeniacus, with tribunicial powers for the fourth time, twice imperator, two times consul.
ca. 165 CE
CC0 1.0 Universal
Fort, Inscription, Limes
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