Marble Roman headstone

This marble monument was erected to honor the memory of Marcus Valerius Verus, who was the mayor of Poetovio (Ptuj) in the 2nd century AD. The five-meter tall monolith is still standing where it was raised by the Romans. In the middle ages the monument, ornamented with scenes from the myth of Orpheus, was used as a pillory.

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the biggest tombstone in the Roman province of Pannonia

a 2nd century monument

weights around 7 tons

made of a single piece of marble


Slovenski trg, SI-2250 Ptuj