Caligula Statue Base from Sardis- Joe Geranio

Caligula Statue Base- Very Rare

Caligula Statue Base- Very Rare

You can imagine how rare this statue base is from Sardis.  There once stood a statue of Caligula who ruled from 37-41 A.D.
Emperor: Caligula        
Province: Asia Town: Sardis Context:  
Lower date: 37 Upper date: 41 Dating criteria:  
Type of monument: Unknown
Dimensions (hxwxd): 1.18 x 2.06 x 0.26 m.   Letter size: 0.09 m.    
Type of dedicator: Public, community
Dedicator:  
   
           
Lemmata: AE: En 1965, dans les fondations d’un édifice d’époque tardive, au SE de la synagogue. Bloc de marbre brisé à g., avec moulure sup. abattue; surface inscrite détruite en b. à g. Les deux dernières lettres de la première l. sont gravées sur un martelage. Herrmann: Besonders eindrücksvoll ist ein über zwei Meter breiter Marmorblock, der 1965 freigelegt wurde, und zwar im Unterbau eines spätantiken Tetrapylon.
           
Bibliography: AE 1995, 1459. SEG 45, 1645. P. Herrmann, Sardeis, in E. Schwertheim, Forschungen in Lydien, Asia Minor Studien 17 (Bonn 1995) 31-32.
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About joegeranio1

Our group studies all aspects of Julio Claudian iconography in coinage and portraits in the round. All for non-profit and educational use only. Joe Geranio Julio Claudian Iconographic Association
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