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Tours > Roman Britain at the BM > Classicianus' Monument

Classicianus' Monument
London

The Monument of Procurator Classicianus "To the Spirits of the Departed...." Thus begins the inscription on this massive monument erected to the memory of Procurator Gaius Julius Alpinus Classicianus by his wife, Julia Pacata. This man was one of the most powerful people in Britain, as his impressive reconstructed memorial of 7¸ft indicates. He was the financial equivalent of, and second only to, the Roman Governor. Classicianus was appointed to rebuild Britain's economy after the Governor Paullinus' devastating reprisals following the Boudican Rebellion of AD 60. Classicianus opposed Paullinus' harsh policies and was eventually instrumental in having him recalled to Rome. Two sections of the monument were discovered reused in London's city wall in 1852 and a third in 1935.

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