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Cippus

CIPPUS (Lat. for a "post" or "stake"), in architecture, a low pedestal, either round or rectangular, set up by the Romans for various purposes such as military or mile stones, boundary posts, etc. The inscriptions on some in the British Museum show that they were occasionally funeral memorials.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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