Lot 48
  • 48

A ROMAN MARBLE STRIGILLATED SARCOPHAGUS, ROMAN IMPERIAL, 3RD/4TH CENTURY A.D. A Roman Marble Strigillated Sarcophagus

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
Sold
40,000 GBP
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Description

carved in front with vertical strigillation flanked by Corinthian pilasters and centering a tabula ansata engraved with seven lines of Latin inscription: D(iis) M(anibus). G(aio) Messio Sequmdino qui vixit annis XVII me(n)ses IIII ("To the Spirits of the departed. To Gaius Messius Sequmdinus [i.e. Secundinus], who lived 17 years and four months"), one short side carved in low relief with two crossed oval shields.
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