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Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum; , VI, 1200 (+p. 3778 and 4335) [edit]

Base and column for statue of Phocas, emperor. Rome, Forum. 608. [edit]

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To the greatest, most merciful and most pious ruler, our lord Phocas, perpetual emperor, crowned by God, triumphant, forever Augustus. Smaragdus, former prefect of the imperial bedchamber ( praepositus sacri cubiculi ), patrician and exarch ( exarchus ) of Italy, devoted to his clemency, because of the innumerable good deeds of his (= the emperor's) piety, and because of the peace gained for Italy and the preservation of freedom, placed and dedicated to his eternal glory this statue of his majesty, gleaming in the splendour of gold, on this tall column; [dedicated] on the first day of the month of August, in the eleventh indiction, in the fifth year after his piety's consulship .
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