of rectangular form, the front panel finely engraved within a recessed panel with eight lines of Latin inscription reading D(is) M(anibus) / Thesmi Caes / Nectareus Augl / A Veste Muna(m) / Alumno / Carissimo / Vix An(ni) VI M(enses) VIIII / D(ies) III Hor(es) VII (Sacred to the Gods Mani / (dedicated to) Thesmus, slave of the emperor / (by) Nectareus imperial libertus (slave freed by the emperor himself) / employee of the emperor's wardrobe / (therefore dedicating) to the dearest / apprentice / who lived 6 years, 8 months / 4 days and 7 hours).
The sides of the altar bear the symbols of ritual libations in relief, the urceus and the patera; on the tympanum a laurel crown is carved surrounded by floral decorations. The epigraph represents the dedication of Nectareus to the dearest Thesmus, in charge of the Emperor's wardrobe, who died at the tender age of 6 years, 8 months, 4 days and 7 hours. On the upper part there is a hole filled with lead and an iron pin.
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