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The Pedestal of Marcus Caecilius Probus

<p>Honorific pedestal dedicated by the freed slave Tyche to his former master, Marcus Caecilius Probus (1st-2nd centuries AD).</p>

Honorific pedestal dedicated by the freed slave Tyche to his former master, Marcus Caecilius Probus (1st-2nd centuries AD).

This honorific pedestal was raised by the freed slave Tyche as a debt of gratitude to his former master, Marcus Caecilius Probus: ‘M·CAECILIO M CAECILI ARGVTI F · GAL PROBO TYCHE DSFC’ (’To Marcus Caecilius Probus, son of Marcus Caecilius Arguti, of the Galeria tribe. From the freed man Tyche, who has paid for this monument with his own money’).

This pedestal has survived because it was reused in the Middle Ages as the base of the altar in the Church of Guissona until the end of the 18th century, when it served as a decorative element on the new church façade.

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