Statue base of a Virgo Vestalis Maxima.

Honorary inscription with the name erased.
364 CE.

Rome, Roman Forum, Atrium Vestae

Description:
CIL VI 32422 = ILS 4938

Ob meritum castitatis / pudicitiae adq(ue) in sacris / religionibusque / doctrinae mirabilis / C[[3]]e v(irgini) V(estali) max(imae) / pontifices vv(iri) cc(larissimi) / promag(istro) Macrinio / Sossiano v(iro) c(larissimo) p(ontifice) m(aiore?)

For the merit of purity, chastity and remarkable knowledge of sacred rites and rituals for C[...]a, senior Vestal Virgin, from pontifices, the serene men, under the promagister Macrinius Sossianus, the serene man, senior pontifex.

Credits:
(ρρ) 2011. Photo: Olga Lyubimova (CC BY-SA 4.0).
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Keywords: marble statue Virgo Vestalis Maxima vestal priestess of Vesta honorary inscription erased mane CIL VI 32422 ILS 4938 Ob meritum castitatis pudicitiae adque in sacris religionibusque doctrinae mirabilis C3e virgini Vestali maximae pontifices vviri cclarissimi promagistro Macrinio Sossiano viro clarissimo pontifice maiore
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