Lost fragmentary base for statue of Caius Ceionius Rufius Volusianus, consul and prefect of the City. Rome. 314.

In nine surviving lines

[---] / religiosissimoque, / C(aio) Caeionio Rufio Volusiano, v(iro) c(larissimo), / corr(ectori) Italiae per annos octo, / proconsuli Africae, /(5) comiti domini nostri / Constantini invicti et / perpetui, semper Augusti, / praefecto urbi iudici sacrarum / cognitionum, consuli [---?]

'To... and most religious, C(aius) Caeionius Rufius Volusianus, of clarissimus rank, governor (corrector) of Italy for eight years, governor (proconsul) of Africa, count of our lord Constantine, unconquered and perpetual, forever Augustus, prefect of the City, judge in the imperial court of appeal, consul...'

Base, broken on top and bottom.

The base was first recorded in the church of S. Pudenziana, in Rome. It was certainly out of context, and it has since been lost.

Our base records a dedication to Caius Caeionius Rufius Volusianus. During the reign of Maxentius he was prefect of the CIty in 310 and consul in 310. He was later prefect of the CIty under Constantine, in 313-315 and consul in 314 (PLRE I, 976-978 VOlusianus 4; Barnes 1982, 94-95 and 111). Our base must be dated to 314, since the inscription mentions his position as comes in the Constantinian court.

The identity of the awarder does not survive.

Carlos Machado

Main Reference

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum; , VI, 1707 (+p. 3173, 3813, 4740)

Discussion References

Barnes, T. D., The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine, Cambridge (Mass.) 1982,

Jones, A. H. M. et al., The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire. Vol. I 260-395, Cambridge et al. 1971 (1975), pp. 976-978 (Volusianus 4)