Inscription fragment from Temple of Zeus

This was one of the earliest archaeological objects donated to the museum in the 1860s or 1870s and was described as being from ‘the Temple of Zeus (Jupiter), Athens’. The inscription on the fragment is in Latin which dates it to the Roman period, and it is only a portion of a larger inscription. The letters ‘EMORI’ mean ‘die’ and it was probably part of a funeral inscription on a tombstone. We do not know how the donor came to own this item but it is likely he bought it as a souvenir whilst travelling in Greece. Although it seems to have a strong provenance this is actually rather uncertain as unsuspecting tourists were sold items with false histories.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
inscription fragment from Temple of Zeus
Simple Name
architectural fragment
Full Name
architectural fragment from Temple of Zeus (Jupiter), inscription
Cultural Group
Period Classification
Roman Republican - 509-31 BC; Roman Imperial - 31 BC-476 AD
Family Group

stone; marble
Collector / Excavator
Ridgway, Dr
Collection Site Name
Temple of Zeus (Jupiter), Athens
Collection Town
Collection Country
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent

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