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the second and more famous of these two columns mentioned above (Serv. loc. cit.; Plin. NH xxxiv. 20; Quint. i. 7. 12). It stood either on or near the rostra, and with its archaic inscription seems to have been restored about 150 B.C. (CP 1919, 74-82; 1920, 176-183), and again later by Augustus (CIL i 2. 25) or Tiberius (or perhaps Claudius). Part of this restored inscription (CIL vi. 1300 =31591; Munchener Sitz.-Ber. 1890, 293-321) was discovered in 1565 (LS ii. 188) and is still preserved in the Palazzo dei Conservatori (HF 890).1

1 Cf. Mitt. 1890, 306; 1891, 90; DR 471 472; CIL vi. 31611 (=i 2. p. 193, xi.). The inscription of the column has since been transferred to the Museo Mussolini (Bocconi, Musei Capitolini, 278). There are records of payments for placing it in its niche in 1572 (Arch. Boccapaduli Arm. II. Mazzo iv. No. 52), while Marchionne was not paid till 1574 per hauer fatto la colonna rostrata di suo marmo et li sei rostri et il capitello et la basa di marmo del po(polo Romano) et ristaurato il piedistallo et messolo insieme co(n) le inscrittioni antique (ib. Arm. ii. No. iv. f. 79).

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