Publius Septicius Dionysius

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 86 (Wilson 117)
  • Measurements: Height: 10.1 cm, Width: 19.6 cm, Thickness: 3.4 cm
  • Material: Marble
  • Date/Culture: Roman, 1st century CE.
  • Provenance: Rome, Italy


“[This niche contains the remains] Of Publius Septicius Dionysius
[and] Publius Septicius Nua
[and] Septicia Anthe.”


This columbarium plaque from the first century CE is kept very simple. It only contains the names of the three people – two men and a woman – who were buried in the niche in marked.


H.L. Wilson; R. van Deman Magoffin, “Latin Inscriptions at the Johns Hopkins University VIII,” American Journal of Philology 35 (1914), 421-434, 423-4.

The inscription is described in the US Epigraphy Project hosted by Brown University.