Antonius Laomedes

By
Elisabeth Campbell
Elisabeth Campbell is a graduate student in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, based in the Classics Department. Her interests include Roman history and archaeology, and she is currently working on her dissertation on the commemoration of victories in the Roman Republic.
  • Accession Number: JHUAM 1167 (Wilson 55)
  • Measurements: Height: 18.7 cm, Width: 47.1 cm, Thickness: 4 cm
  • Material: Marble
  • Date/Culture: Roman, 1st century CE.
  • Provenance: Rome, Italy

Translation

“To Gnaius Antonius Laomedes
And to Aemilia Heliconia, freedwoman of Gaia
And to Gnaius Antonius Moschionus, freedman of Gnaius.”

Description

Dated to the first century CE, this inscription marked the tomb of two men and a woman, all of whom were freed slaves. There is an erasure in the third and fourth lines–indicated by serrated marks where stone has been carved away with a claw chisel. Any letters which may once have been inscribed on this part of this stone have been removed without a trace.

References

H.L. Wilson, “Latin Inscriptions at the Johns Hopkins University VI,” American Journal of Philology 32 (1911), 166-187, 171. The inscription is described in the US Epigraphy Project hosted by Brown University.