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Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

Tempio di Antonio e Faustina

 
 
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
1. Temple of Antoninus and Faustina Marker
Inscription.

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
The temple - as indicated by the inscription - was dedicated by the Senate to Faustina in AD 141 and, when he died, to her husband the emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD). The long walls of the cella, in square pererino blocks, were originally covered in marble. At the centre of the staircase, added later, are the remains of an altar. The statue visible behind the six columns of the facade probably belonged to the temple, which in the Middle Ages was turned into the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda. Later [P]ope Urban V reused construction materials from inside the church to restore the Lateran Palace.

Tempio di Antonio e Faustina
Il tempio - come attesta l'inscrizione - fu dedicato dal Senato a Faustina nel 141 d.C. e, quando morì, anche a suo marito l'imperatore Antonino Pio (138-161 d.C.). Le lunghe pareti della cella, in blocchi squadrati di peperino, erano in origine ricoperte di marmo. Al centro della scalinata, di restauro, ci sono i resti di un altare. La statua visibile dietro le sei colonne della facciata, probabilmente appareteneva al tempio, che in età medievale fu trasformato nella chiesa di S. Lorenzo in Miranda. Successivamente il papa Urbano V riutilizzò i materiali da construzione dell'interno della chiesa per restaurare il Palazzo Laterno.
 
Location.

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
2. Temple of Antoninus and Faustina and Marker
41° 53.519′ N, 12° 29.199′ E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan City of Rome. Click for map. Marker and Temple are in the Roman Forum. Marker is at or near this postal address: Via Sacra, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Regia (a few steps from this marker); Archaic Burial Ground / Sepolcreto Arcaico (a few steps from this marker); So-Called Carcer / Cosiddetto Carcer (within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Forum (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Roman Forum (within shouting distance of this marker); So-Called Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo (within shouting distance of this marker); Altar of Caesar / Ara di Cesare (within shouting distance of this marker); Basilica Aemilia Entablature / Trabeazione (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .
1. Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. (Submitted on June 14, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rome Reborn: A Digital Model of Ancient Rome. (Submitted on June 14, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Roman Forum. (Submitted on June 14, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Forum Romanum. (Submitted on June 14, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Man-Made Features
 
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
3. Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
View from Palatine Hill
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
4. Temple of Antoninus and Faustina Detail
<i>Veduta del Tempio di Antonino e Faustina in Campo Vaccino</i> image. Click for full size.
Engraving by G. B. Piranesi, circa 1770
5. Veduta del Tempio di Antonino e Faustina in Campo Vaccino
<i>Tempio di Antonino e Faustina e di Castore e Polluce</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
6. Tempio di Antonino e Faustina e di Castore e Polluce
Temple of Anthony and Faustian (left) and of Castor and Pollux.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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