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Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum; , VI, 1741 (+p. 4748-4749) [edit]

Lost base for statue of Memmius Vitrasius Orfitus, prefect of the City; erected to its patron by the guild of contractors of Ostia and Portus ( susceptores Ostienses sive Potuenses ). Rome. 357-360. [edit]

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(Statue) of Honorius. To Memmius Vitrasius Orfitus, of clarissimus rank, of noble birth, at home and in public an example of the ancient ways, always illustrious in moderation, justice, steadiness, foresight, and in all virtues; prefect of the City, and after little intervening time prefect of the city again, governor ( proconsul ) of Africa, count of the first order, and again count of the first order in the imperial consistory, legate by petition of the Senate and Roman people, count of the second order, governor ( consularis ) of the province of Sicily, higher priest of the goddess Vesta, member of the college of fifteen men for sacred affairs, priest of the Sun, suffect consul, praetor, quaestor, and having completed all these in his youth. On account of his outstanding and advantageous provisions in difficult times, the most ancient corporation of contractors of Ostia and Portus set up a statue, on account of the restored utility of the city of Rome.
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