Iulia Maxima, Valencia (89-117 AD)
Below Roman inscription is found on a family tombstone from the Era of Trajan (89-117 AD), in the Archeological Museum Almoina, Valencia. This inscription has two sections and is part of a monumental family grave.
Image above: photograph tombstone 'Iulia Maxima' by G.Dijkman, Archeological Museum Almoina, Valencia, December 2016
The inscription on the left mentions the family ‘stemma’ of Antonius and Iulius. Julia Maxima dedicates an inscription to her son, who surely must have died at a very young age. Also, she dedicates this inscription to her father, who was a council member and decurion of the veterani. The cognomen Niger of the grandfather and grandson was, apparently, widely known. Julia Maxima could be the mother or the grandmother of Antonia C.f. Maximilla (...).
Image above: photograph tombstone 'Iulia Maxima', Archeological Museum Almoina, Valencia
Left: L(UCIO) ANTONIO L(UCI) F(ILIO); GAL(ERIA TRIBU) NIGRO; IULIA C(AI) F(ILIA) MAXIM(A); MATER
Right: C(AIO) IULIO C(AI) F(ILIO) GAL(ERIA TRIBU), NIGRO AEDILI DECURIONI VALENTINORUM VETERANORUM IULIA; C(AI) F(ILIA) MAXIMA PATRI
To Lucius Antonius Niger, son of Lucius, from the Galeria tribe, Julia Maxima, daughter of Caius, his mother; To Caius Julius Niger, son of Caius from the Galeria Tribu, town councillor, decurion of the Valencian veterans, Julia Maxima, daughter of Caius, to her father.
Aan Lucius Antonius Niger, zoon van Lucius, van de tribus Galeria, Julia Maxima, dochter van Caius, zijn moeder; Aan Caius Julius Niger, zoon van Caius, van de tribus Galeria, raadslid van de decurion van de Valentiaanse veteranen Julia Maxima, dochter van Caius, aan haar vader
- picture & info: http://www.museosymonumentosvalencia.com/en/museums/la-almoina/
- translation into Dutch by G.Dijkman, December 2016