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Title: Una dedica ad Augusto e le porte di Alife
Author(s): STANCO, Enrico Angelo
Volume: 90 Date: 2015
Two limestone blocks from a Roman monument, one of which characterized by an Ionic architrave with two fasciae, were found as reused pieces in an early medieval burial recently excavated near the city of Allifae. Two other similar fragments of architraves, housed in the Museo Civico of Piedimonte Matese (CE), on which is inscribed a dedication to Augustus, are ascribable to the same complex, and may be associated with other architectural elements including two voussoirs and a fragment of a frieze, datable to the first triumviral age, engraved with trophies and weapons. It seems plausible to assign all those items to the façade of the triumviral colony city gates; the dedication to Augustus was added later above the gate overlooking Rome, that was monumentalized after the construction of a paved road from Venafro (and Rome) to Alife given by the princeps.