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Column of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina [I'm not sure this was the official name of the monument]

This column is located in the Piazza Colonna on Via del Corso. It is made of marble and covered in relief similar to that of Trajan’s column. Though unlike Trajan's column, this relief is less-cluttered and centralizes the emperor more. In the 16th century, a bronze statue of St. Paul with a sword was placed on top. The inside is hollow with a…

Column of Marcus Aurelius

The column was commissioned by Commodus (Marcus Aurelius's son) potentially to further legitimize his own rule. The column was modeled after Trajan's Column and is a Roman victory column in Piazza Colonna/the northern part of Campus Martius. It commemorates Marcus Aurelius's military campaigns. The column's relief depicts the story of Marcus…