Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum
VI 1005 (=ILS 348): In epistylio porticus aedis Antonini et Faustinae in foro Romano, quae nunc ecclesia est S. Laurentii in miranda, litteris maximis.
D IVAE.F AVSTINAE.EX.S.C
v.1. postea additum esse ipso versuum distributio docet, indicant etiam litterae in solo v.2 eminentes. Inscriptio videtur spectare ad Faustinam Antonini Pii mortuam et consecratam a. 141 et Antoninum Pium ipsum mortuum et consecratum a. 161.
On the architrave of the colonnade of the temple of Antoninus and Faustina in the Roman Forum, which is now the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda, in very large letters.
To the Deified Antoninus and
To the Deified Faustina, by Order of the Senate
The arrangement of the letters shows that the first line was added later, as does the fact that only in the second line are some of the letters higher than others. The inscription refers to Faustina the wife of Antoninus Pius, who died and was deified in 141, and to Antoninus Pius himself, who died and was deified in 161.
Translation by Jane W. Crawford, © 2001.