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Stylobates Columnae Antoninae Nuper E Ruderibus Campi Martii Iussu SS. D.N. Clementis XI. Effosus In Tres Tabulas Distributus.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Cura, et impensis Dominici de Rubeis ad Sac: Aedem S. Mariae de Pace cum Privil. Sum. Pont. et Sup. permissu, Romæ: Ann. MDCCVIII.

Physical Description

Title-pl., 3 pl.: 360×460mm.

Responsibility Note

The title plate is signed as drawn and engraved by Franciscus Aquila.

Summary Note

The column of Antoninus Pius was originally erected in 161 A.D. by Antoninus's successor, Marcus Aurelius. The base of the column was discovered in 1703.

The plates have explanatory captions, and show: the inscription; the bas-relief of the apotheosis of Antoninus and his wife Faustina; the bas relief of a military funeral parade.

The fragments are now in the Vatican Museum.


The Columna Cochlis (1704) with which this is bound is inscribed in ink on the title-plate, 'Given by Joshua Reynolds Jany 7th 1769'.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf; rebacked in 20th century; gilt-tooled spine in 18th-century manner; brown spine-labels, lettered, 'Bartoli And Bellori Colonna Cochlis Antonino'. Bound with Columna Cochlis M. Aurelio Antonino Augusto Dicata ... Notis Io. Petri Bellorii Illustrata Et A Petro Sancte Bartolo ... incisa (1704).

Name as Subject


Column of Antoninus Pius (Rome) - Bas-reliefs, Roman - Columns - Sculpture, Roman - Public sculpture, Roman - Outdoor sculpture, Roman - Monuments, Roman - National monuments, Roman - Inscriptions, Latin - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - History - 2nd century
Funerals - Rulers - Monarchs - Italy - Rome - 2nd century
Art history - Archaeology - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century


Francesco Faraone Aquila, source artist, draughtsman, engraver
Domenico de Rossi, publisher
Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA, previous owner, donor