Column of PhocasHonorary column to byzantine emperor Phocas Forum Romanum / Rome / Italy
It is a honorary column dedicated to the byzantine emperor Phocas, erected in 608 BCE by the exarch, the byzantine governor, making it the last addition to the Forum in Antiquity.
The columns is a recycled monument. An earlier inscription was chiselled away to make room for the dedication to Phocas.
The Corinthian column is 13.6m high and placed on a stepped plinth. Originally it had a gilded bronze statue of emperor Phocas on the top.
The column remained visible even when the Forum was covered by 5-8m of dirt, and it remains in situ from antiquity.
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The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Tabularium, Capitolium, Rome, Italy (5 photographs )
- Capitoline Hill, Rome, Italy (4 photographs )
- Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy (4 photographs )
- Engravings by Piranesi, Other Images Sources (2 photographs )
- Palatine Hill, Rome, Italy (1 photograph )
- Central square - The open area of the Forum Romanum (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Phocas - Byzantine Emperor (Byzantines, Historical Persons)
- Rostra - The speakers platform on the Forum (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
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