Base with the inscription of the heirs of Gaius Cestius.

Ca. 25—12 BCE.
CIL VI 1375 = ILS 917a.
Inv. No. NCE 2386.

Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Atrium
(Musei capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo, Atrio)

Origin:
Via Ostiense, the pyramid of Gaius Cestius.
Description:
CIL VI 1375 = ILS 917a:

M(arcus) Valerius Messalla Corvinus / P(ublius) Rutilius Lupus L(ucius) Iunius Silanus / L(ucius) Pontius Mela D(ecimus) Marius / Niger heredes C(ai) Cesti et / L(ucius) Cestius quae(!) ex parte ad / eum fratris hereditas / M(arci) Agrippae munere per/venit ex ea pecunia quam / pro suis partibus receper(unt) / ex venditione Attalicor(um) / quae eis per edictum / aedilis in sepulcrum / C(ai) Cesti ex testamento / eius inferre non licuit

Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Publius Rutilius Lupus, Lucius Iunius Silanus, Lucius Pontius Mela, Decimus Marius Niger, the heirs of Gaius Cestius, and Lucius Cestius, as a part of his brother’s legacy had come to him due to the generousity of Marcus Agrippa, [erected this statue] off the money gained for their parts after the sale of the Attalic [clothes] when the edict of aedile forbade to place them into the sepulchre of Gaius Cestius according to his testament.

Credits:
(ρρ) 2009. Photo: Olga Lyubimova (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: the plate in the museum.
Translation of the inscription: Olga Lyubimova.
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