Latin Funerary Inscriptions | Other Epitaphs

Publius Septicius Dionysius

By Elisabeth Campbell

Accession Number: JHAM 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.