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Turbie (La) - Trophy of Augustus

Built between July 7 and June 6 B.C., the Trophy of Augustus commemorates the victory of Emperor Caesar Augustus over the Alpine peoples living between the Adriatic Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The building of the trophy also celebrated victory over the Ligurian tribes, and the trophy lords over the bay of Monaco from La Turbie.

Inscription on the Trophy, dedicated to Augustus, La Turbie

On the base of the trophy, the following inscription can be read: “To the Emperor Caesar Augustus, son of the divine, sovereign pontiff, saluted imperator 14 times, in his 17th tribunician power, who controls the Senate and the Roman people, and under whose command all the Alpine peoples, spreading from the High Sea to the Low Sea, have been put under the Empire of the Roman people...”

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