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Reconstruction view

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Reconstruction view

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Reconstruction view

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Reconstruction view

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Reconstruction view

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Reconstruction view

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View from Basilica Aemilia

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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

Reconstruction issues

Alternate Representations of the Facade

The altar location and sculpture are derived from a surviving Roman coin.

 (Level of certainty: medium)

Determining Building Footprint

Most of the ancient foundation is intact.

 (Level of certainty: high)

Reconstructing from Analogy

The roofing solution is hypothetical but derives from other surviving temples.

 (Level of certainty: high)

Original construction methods

Overall construction (Level of certainty: high)

1 Foundation (Level of certainty: high)

Concrete rubble core, tufa and brick faced with marble revetment.

2 Fašade-main (Level of certainty: high)

2.1 Fabric of building (Level of certainty: high)

Brick with rubble infill, large tufa blocks

2.2 Surface covering (Level of certainty: high)

Ashlar pattern marble revetment.

2.3 Decorative elements (Level of certainty: high)

Marble entablature pattern is taken from existing in situ architrave. The porch columns of cippolino marble, entablature containing the inscription and architectural order have partially survived in situ and were the basis in the fašade reconstruction Other decorative elements were destroyed and have been reconstructed on the basis of Roman architectural norms. The faded pediment is based on coeval iconographic representations of the apotheosis of Antoninus.

3 Façade-side 2 (Level of certainty: high)

See main façade

4 Façade-side 3 (Level of certainty: high)

See main façade

5 Façade-side 4 (Level of certainty: high)

See main façade

6 Floor (Level of certainty: high)

6.1 Bedding (Level of certainty: high)

Mortar on concrete

6.2 Pavement (Level of certainty: high)

There is no evidence for the marble floor. The hypothetical pavement is of neutral colors with a central area pattern of varying polychrome marbles in repeating decorative design (Giallo Antico, Porphyry). The design is based on Roman analogs. The front stair was constructed with concrete and brick with marble block stairs. The stair contained a marble altar which has been removed.

6.3 Doorway(s) (Level of certainty: high)

The bronze door is based on a Roman architectural analog with a surrounding frame of marble.

7 Main level (Level of certainty: high)

There is no surviving evidence for the interior of the temple. It was not reconstructed.

7.1 Wall (Level of certainty: low)

NA

7.2 Base moulding (Level of certainty: high)

NA

7.3 Window(s) (Level of certainty: high)

Bronze grid frames of common Roman design

7.4 Ceiling (Level of certainty: high)

7.4.1 Coffering of Porch (Level of certainty: high)

Reconstruction: gilded marble coffers based on Roman architectural norms

7.4.2 Rafter (Level of certainty: high)

Simple wood truss based on Roman architectural norms

8 Roof (Level of certainty: high)

Clay tiles on beams