(0385) Text: D(is) m(anibus). Dom(itius) Fronto mil(es) leg(ionis) V Mac(edonicae)
Translation: To the gods of the underworld. Domitius Fronto, soldier of legio V Macedonica. (Trans. Christopher B. Zeichmann)
Commentary: Domitius Fronto was part of a post-War settler influx encouraged by Vespasian, described by Josephus and evidenced archaeologically on the Jerusalem-Emmaus road. Legio V Macedonica did not remain in Judaea after the Judaean War, so he must have settled Emmaus in the late stages of the War.
Provenience: Emmaus, Judaea (Amwas) 68-70 CE
Bibliography: Moshe Fischer, Benjamin Isaac and Israel Roll, Roman Roads in Judaea II: The Jaffa-Jerusalem Roads, BARIS 628 (Oxford: Tempvs Reparatvm, 1996), 156.