the tomb of C. Publicius Bibulus, a plebeian aedile, erected
(or very likely restored: see CP 1924, 78
) in the last century of the
republic by decree of the senate (CIL vi. 139
=12. 834) at the base of the
Capitoline hill, on the east side of the via Flaminia, about 100 metres
north of the probable site of the porta Fontinalis. It was a rectangular
structure of travertine, and tufa where the stone was not visible, consisting of a stereobate and upper portion. The faSade (the south-west
side), together with the beginning of the south-east side, is still preserved.
Its stereobate is 4.76 metres high and 6.50 wide,1
and above this are four
Tuscan pilasters with a fragment of the entablature. The central space
between the pilasters was probably a niche for a statue; the side spaces
were closed and had projecting tablets for inscriptions. The frieze
was decorated with garlands, rosettes and ox-skulls. The inscription
was cut on the two upper courses of the stereobate and repeated on at
least two sides (for full description, see Phil. 1867, 82-91
Delbrueck, Hellenist. Bauten ii. 1912
, 37-41, and literature cited; Jord.
i. I. 207; HJ491; NS 1907, 411-414
; TF 144).