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Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Monument ID 2
Monument Type funerary inscription
Monument Of Seventh Legion yes
Inscription Sex(tus) Iu[lius Sex(ti) f(ilius)] / Ani(ensi) Silva[nus Foro Iulii] / summus c[urat(or) c(ivium) R(omanorum) prov(inciae) Dalm(atiae)] / suffragio [eorum factus vet(eranus?)] / leg(ionis) VII C(laudiae) P(iae) F(idelis) aed[ilis col(oniae) Claudiae Aequi ab] / ordine primus [post col(oniam) ded(uctam) creatus] / IIIIvir i(ure) d(icundo) pont(ifex) [in col(onia?) Salona(?) ---] / in ag[ro] p(edes) [---] / h(oc) s(epulcrum) h(eredem) [n(on) s(equetur)]
Translation Sextus Julius Silvanus, son of Sextus, of the Aniensis tribe, from the city of Forum Iuli, a centurion? former centurion, with the help of a veteran of the 7th legion Claudia pia fidelis became the supreme curator? of Roman citizens of the province of Dalmatia, the first aedile after the colony of Claudia Aequum was established, a quatrovir with judicial authority and pontifex of the colony of Salona?, who lived [-] years. In length of [-] feet, in width of [-] feet. This monument shall not be inherited by his heir.
Translation Source Demicheli, Tončinić 2012
Date From 42
Date To 70
ModernHolding lost
MonumentNote framentary inscription. Does not commemorate a Legio VII soldier, but a group? one? is mentioned. It commemorates S Julius Silvanus becoming first Aedile of the colony at Aequum, a position which he seems to have been voted into with the support of Legio VII veterans/a veteran
Suggested Citation

Ewan Coopey, Brian Ballsun-Stanton. (2024) "Monument 2 from Europe/Croatia/Sinj". In Community and Identity in the Roman Seventh Legion. Ewan Coopey, Brian Ballsun-Stanton (Ed). Released: In prep. Open Context. <>

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