Cast of a tombstone for M. Favonius Facilis from Colchester

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    Colchester, Colchester Museums, Joslin Collection no. 46.

    Found at Colchester (Camalodunum) in 1868, at cemetery area southwest of the colonia, England.

    Tombstone of the centurion M. Favonius Facilis, depicted in high relief standing in full armor with paludamentum over left shoulder. He holds a stick in his right hand (a centurion’s vitis), and rests his left on a sword hilt. Inscription below: M(arcus) FAVONI(us) M(arci) F(ilius) POL(lia) FACI|LIS C(enturio) LEG(ionis) XX VERECUND|US ET NOVICIUS LIB(erti) POSU|ERUNT; H(ic) S(itus) E(st) (‘Marcus Favonius Facilis, son of Marcus, of the Pollian tribe, centurion of the Twentieth Legion, lies buried here; Verecundus and Novicius, his freedmen, set this up’).

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011), LIS C(enturio) LEG(ionis) XX VERECUND, US ET NOVICIUS LIB(erti) POSU, ERUNT; H(ic) S(itus) E(st) (‘Marcus Favonius Facilis, son of Marcus, of the Pollian tribe, centurion of the Twentieth Legion, lies buried here; Verecundus and Novicius, his freedmen, set this up’).

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