Before I get the blogosphere posts up, I need to ask about an eBay auction that distracted me last night. It concerns this stone:
The text reads:
As of today, it’s an ebay listing at: Ancient Roman Stone Votive Altar For The God Vitris – 3rd Century AD
The official description includes all sorts of info about Vitiris, and concludes with:
Height: 9 ½ inches.
Condition: Very good, with some repair to the right cylindrical roll.
Reputedly found in Durham. Ex. British private collection, north-east England. Acquired 1980’s and shown to a professor at Newcastle Univeristy who provided a translation.
I can’t find this particular inscription listed in any of the online databases (did I miss it)? Is this item from Art Ancient known/published? I wonder who the Newcastle prof is/was?