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Imperial stone inscriptionThe inscription has to do with the construction of the Roman colony of Emona
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Imperial stone inscription

The inscription has to do with the construction of the Roman colony of Emona


The fragments of a marble plaque with a Latin inscription suggest that the first Roman Emperor Augustus and his successor Tiberius ordered the erection of a public building, perhaps a walled fortification in the city, and a plaque was fixed on this structure. The inscription most likely has to do with the construction of the Roman colony of Emona, though an older Roman settlement had been established about half a century before.

The inscription on the plaque reads in English as follows:

Imperator Caesar Augustus, son of the divine (Julius) the high priest, 
thirteenth consul, twenty-first Emperor, in the thirty-seventh year of authority as tribune,
father of his country (and) Tiberius Caesar Augustus, son of divine Augustus, 
second consul, sixth Emperor, in the sixteenth year of authority as tribune – 
had given to (the city) [the walls with towers].
Object: Imperial stone inscription 
Description: Fragment of a large marble plaque with an inscription 
Date/Period: The end of the year 14 or the beginning of 15 AD  
Material: Marble
Findspot: Trg francoske revolucije, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Inv. No.: L 81

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At the permanent exhibition Roman stories from the Crossroads you can see the reconstruction of the stone inscription in its full size.

Further reading

  • Janka Istenič: Rioman Stories from the Crossroads. Exhibition catalogue. Ljubljana 2015, pp. 56–58.
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Snežnik Castle11:00 - 15:00
Bled Castle09:00 - 17:00
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