Gaius Herennius Capito
(0137) Text: Ti(berio) Caesari divi Aug(usti) f(ilio) | Augusto pontif(ici) maximo, | trib(unicia) potest(ate) XXXVIII, co(n)s(uli) V | ex testamento M(arci) Pulfenni | Sex(ti) f(ilii) Arn(ensi) Ɔ leg(ionis) VI Ferr(atae) | C(aius) Herennius T(ito) f(ilius) Arn(ensi) Capito | trib(unus) milit(um) III, praef(ectus) alae, | praef(ectus) veteranorum, | proc(urator) Iuliae Augustae, | proc(urator) Ti(beri) Caesaris Aug(usti), | proc(urator) C(ai) Caesaris Aug(usti) | Germanici, | arg(enti) p(ondo) X.
Translation: To Tiberius Caesar Augustus, son of the divine Augustus, pontifex maximus, in his 38th year of tribunician power, consul five times, in accordance with the will of Marcus Pulfennius, son of Sextus, of the tribe Arnensis, centurion of legio VI Ferrata. Gaius Herennius Capito, son of Titus, of the tribe Arnensis, military tribune for three years, prefect of the cavalry, prefect of the veterans, procurator of Julia Augusta, procurator of Tiberius Caesar Augustus, procurator of Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. 10 pounds of silver.
Commentary: The inscription is on a silver bust of Tiberius. Josephus (A.J. 18.158) and Philo (Legat. 162-337) both refer to Gaius Herennius Capito, who played a variety of roles in Judaean politics. The extent of his military role in the region, however, is not clear, as it appears he was primarily an administrator in Judaea.
Provenience: Teate Marrucinorum, Italia (Chieti, Italy) 32 CE
Bibliography: AE 1941.105; AE 1947.39; David Braund, Augustus to Nero: A Sourcebook on Roman History 31 BC-AD 68 (London: Routledge, 1985), no. 439*.