Marble inscribed block fragment


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Part of an decree regulating sacrifices and offerings at a temple site. The name of the reigning emperor is lost but can be restored as Tiberius (r. A.D. 14–37), Gaius Caligula (r. A.D. 37–41), or Claudius (r. A.D. 41–54). The fragment also contains another Roman name, Quintus Sergius, and some scholars have tried to identify this man as the famous Roman governor of Cyprus, Sergius Paulus, who befriended St. Paul.

Marble inscribed block fragment, Marble, blue gray, Roman

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