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Does any kind person have access to this inscription from 68/69AD and be happy to share please? A translation would do; orignal text a bonus.

Many thanks.
I thought I'd seen these somewhere.

Thank you very much!
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Need a translation?
It would certainly help as I am sure it will be better than my efforts. :wink:

It is the use/context of "pro salute et victoria" I am trying to understand. Barbara Levick in her paper on Verginius Rufus and the Four Emperors uses a Mommsen reference (foot note 55) which says it is a formula only used in relation to Emperors. Is that feasible?
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"To Jupiter Best and Greatest, for the prosperity and victory of L. Verginius Rufus. Groundskeeper Pylades paid his pledge." (As you probably know, the erection of an altar was in fulfilment of a pledge made to the deity in question; thus, Pylades was fulfilling his own pledge.)

Quote:It is the use/context of "pro salute et victoria" I am trying to understand.
Well, if you think about it, it's really only the emperor's "properity and victory" you'd want to be praying for -- in public, at any rate! :wink: Mommsen seems to be quite right. Clauss-Slaby list 70 instances of the phrase; the only one not connected with an emperor or emperors is this one.
That's great Duncan - thank you VERY much for the reference too.

It makes the meeting between Vindex and Verginius Rufus at Vesontio all the more intruiging. :mrgreen: