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and Constantius died on 25th July, 306. The inscription therefore belongs to the period between the two latter dates, and the baths took between seven and eight years to complete. It is noteworthy that the bricks used belong entirely to the period of Diocletian, no older material having been employed. The exterior (like that of the thermae of Caracalla and of the curia) was faced with white stucco in imitation of construction in blocks of white marble. The date given by Hier. a. Abr. 2318 (302 A.D.), cf. Chron. 148, is therefore incorrect. The baths are also mentioned in Not. (Reg. VI) and in Hist. Aug. (xxx. Tyr. 21), where we are told that the QUADRIGAE PISONIS (q.v.) were among the buildings removed to make way for the baths. We may add a monument of an undetermined period, For the date see p. 439, and n. I. decorated with sculptures, including a relief representing the temple of Quirinus (Mitt. 1904, 23-37), and various private houses, including that of CORNELIA L. F. VOLUSI SAT