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Antoninus et Faustina, templum
Imperial cult temple commemorating the Emperor Antoninus Pius and his wife, Faustina
Reconstructed state: Building as first dedicated

Known historical events

141 AD Constructed by Antoninus Pius for his wife Faustina, who died in 141 and was deified. Sources: SHA, Pius 6.
144 AD A statue dedicated to Antoninus Pius was placed near the temple by the Bakers' Guild. Sources: CIL VI 1002.
161 AD Upon death and deification of Antoninus Pius, temple was used to house his cult, too, and an inscription honoring Antoninus was added to the frieze. Sources: SHA, Pius 13.4, CIL 6.1005=ILS 348.
176 AD The Senate dedicated a statue to T. Pomponius Proculus Vitrasius Pollio "in the pronaos of the temple of the Deified Pius.". Sources: PIR 1 P 558, CIL VI 1540.
179 AD to 180 AD A statue was dedicated to M. Bassaeus Rufus. Sources: CIL VI 1599, PIRB 69.
213 AD to 236 AD Records survive attesting the existence of the priesthood for the worship of Antoninus and Faustina. Sources: CIL VI 2001.
253 AD to 268 AD Another statue, dedicated to Gallienus Saloninus the Younger, is mentioned near "the temple of Faustina.". Sources: Hist.Aug. Gall.19.4.
600 AD to 800 AD S. Lorenzo in Miranda built in the area of the pronaos. Sources: M. Armellini, Le chiese di Roma (Rome 1891).
1429 AD The church of San Lorenzo was given by Martin V to the Universita' degli Speziali (College of Pharmacists) to found a hospital there. Sources: A. Cassatella, "Antoninus, Divus et Faustina, Diva, Aedes, Templum" LTUR, vol. I (Rome 1993), 46.
1536 AD On the occasion of the visit of Emperor Charles V, three chapels of the church of S. Lorenzo were removed from the pronaos. Sources: A. Cassatella, "Antoninus, Divus et Faustina, Diva, Aedes, Templum" LTUR, vol. I (Rome 1993), 46.
1538 AD Excavations uncovered the front steps of the temple. Sources: A. Cassatella, "Antoninus, Divus et Faustina, Diva, Aedes, Templum" LTUR, vol. I (Rome 1993), 46.
1602 AD Because of a rise in ground level, the church of S. Lorenzo was rebuilt six meters above the floor of the cella; and it filled one intercolumniation of the pronaos. Sources: A. Cassatella, "Antoninus, Divus et Faustina, Diva, Aedes, Templum" LTUR, vol. I (Rome 1993), 46.