ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Iscrizione: Fabius Felix Passifilus / Paulinus, v(ir) c(larissimus) et inl(ustris), / praef(ectus) urb(i), / studiis suis [c. 450-76 AD]. Roma, Metro C Scavi – Pal. Madonna dei Loreto (2009).
Base for statue (subject unstated) re-erected by Fabius Felix Passifilus Paulinus, prefect of the City. Rome. 450-476.
In four lines. Letter height 7-5.5 cm.
Fabius Felix Passifilus / Paulinus, v(ir) c(larissimus) et inl(ustris), / praef(ectus) urb(i), / studiis suis.
“Fabius Felix Passifilus Paulinus, of clarissimus and illustrious rank, prefect of the City, with his special care.”
The inscription records the erection of a statue of unstated subject. The use of the expression studiis suis is previously unattested (it was used by the same prefect in LSA-1819). The expression was probably chosen to emphasize the special interest and/or initiative of this prefect for the dedication of this statue. The letters still have clear traces of…
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