Arch of Augustus in Fano

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Carole Raddato
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published on 10 January 2016
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The Arch of Augustus in Fano (Italy) is a city gate in the form of a triumphal arch with three vaults that served as the entrance to the city of Colonia Julia Fanestris by the via Flaminia (modern-day Fano). The monument is dated to 9 CE by means of an inscription located on the frieze, with large characters carved in the rock which were once gilded in bronze.
The inscription reads:
IMP. CESAR DIVI F. AVGVSTVS PONTIFEX MAXIMVS COS. XIII TRIBVNICIA POTESTATE XXXII IMP. XXVI PATER PATRIAE MURVM DEDIT
Imperator Caesar Augustus son of a god, Pontifex Maximus, Consul 13 times, recipient of tribunician power 32 times, acclaimed imperator 26 times, father of his country donated this wall.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2016, January 10). Arch of Augustus in Fano. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4381/

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Raddato, Carole. "Arch of Augustus in Fano." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 10 Jan 2016. Web. 19 Jan 2021.

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