Publius Septicius Dionysius

Elisabeth Campbell
Elisabeth Campbell is a graduate student in the Classics Department at Johns Hopkins, where she is writing a dissertation on Roman victory cognomina during the Republican period. Through her work with the museum, Elisabeth has further developed a special interest in Roman epigraphy and numismatics.

  • 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.