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The pedestal of Trajan's Column in Rome. The inscription and reliefs from the pedestal.

[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_dsc00868-copy_wp.jpg]31900TRAJAN'S COLUMN: View from the South
View from modern street level of the entrance side (southeast) of the pedestal of the Column of Trajan. In the foreground are the gray granite columns of the Basilica Ulpia.<br />RBU2011.00868
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_dsc00861-copy_wp.jpg]31980TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Pedestal and Base of the Column
View of the northwest and southwest sides of the pedestal and the lower drum of the Column of Trajan.<br />RBU2011.00861
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_froehner-1865_base-of-the-column.png]35030TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Pedestal, southeast side
A nineteenth-century illustration of the entrance and dedicatory inscription of the Column of Trajan.<br />Compare: Cichorius Pl IIa. Froehner 1865_base
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_img_2097-web.jpg]7190TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Pedestal, southeast side
A view of the southeast side of the pedestal of the Column of Trajan. A pair of winged victories appear to support the dedicatory inscription over the door. In the middle zone captured arms are represented in low relief.<br />RBU2013.2097
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_img_3785-web.jpg]6360TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Pedestal, southeast: Winged Victory
Detail of one of the winged victories on the southeast side of the pedestal supporting the Column of Trajan.<br />RBU2013.3785
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_inscription-morelli-1752-copy.png]30090TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Dedicatory Inscription, southeast side
Latin inscription on the southeast side of the pedestal of the Column of Trajan, as reproduced in 1752 by Morelli. <br />Morelli 1752
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_img_2036-web.jpg]29470TRAJAN'S COLUMN: The Eagles of the Pedestal
On each top corner of the pedestal of the Column eagles hold the ends of garlands in their talons. None of the heads of the eagles has survived; they are an important element in the coin issues of the Column.<br />RBU2013.2036
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_dsc00862-copy_wp.jpg]28430TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Pedestal, northeast side
View of the pedestal and base of the Column of Trajan, northeast side.<br />RBU2011.00862
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_img_2082-web.jpg]6280TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Pedestal, northeast side (detail)
Detail of captured armor represented in relief sculpture from the pedestal of the Column of Trajan. The draco standard is most prominent, against a background of oval shields, battle axes, and a shirt of chain mail.<br />RBU2013.2082
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_img_7804_adj_wp.jpg]27661TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Pedestal, Base, and Scene 2 (northwest side)
View of the lower elements of Trajan's Column in Rome with detail of the base of the Column, northwest side. The lowest figural panel shows a scene of Roman ships being loaded along the shores of the Danube.<br />Compare Cichorius Pl. IIIa. RBU2011.7804
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_img_7803_adj_wp.jpg]28430TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Pedestal, northwest side
View of the northwest side (opposite the side with inscription and door) of the pedestal of Trajan's Column.<br />Compare: Cichorius Pl. IIIa. RBU2011.7803
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_img_3857-web.jpg]6040TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Pedestal, southwest side
View of the southwest face of the pedestal of the Column of Trajan. A draco standard frames each of the upper corners of the relief, the main zone of which is filled with depictions of captured arms.<br />RBU2013.3857
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_img_3704-web.jpg]28400TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Pedestal, Cut-away view
G. Boni's drawing of the pedestal of the Column of Trajan: actual state view.<br />RBU2013.3707<br />From G. Boni (1907a)
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/column-base/thumbs/thumbs_img_3705-web.jpg]28561TRAJAN'S COLUMN: Boni's Reconstruction of the Interior
Boni postulated that the cremated remains of both Trajan and his wife Plotina were kept in urns in the base of the Column of Trajan (in the chamber to the left of the door granting access to the pedestal of the Column.<br />RBU2013.3705<br />From Boni (1907a)