La Turbie (Alpes-Maritimes)
PONT · MAX · IMP · XIV · TRIB · POT · XVII
SENATVS · POPVLVSQVE · ROMANVS
Pont(ifici) Max(imo) Imp(erator) XIV tr(ibunicia) pot(estate) XVII
Vergunni Eguituri Nematuri Oratelli Nerusi Velauni Suetri
The translation is my own:
Total height including the statue of Augustus: 61 m; length: 35 m
Pliny the Elder, Natural History III.20.136-138.
The trophy, built using local limestone, consisted in three superimposed elements: a cubic basis or platform, a circular tholos, and a stepped conic shaped roof, topped by a statue of Augustus (Formigé, Trophée des Alpes, p. 74). The platform, 35 m long and 12 m high, stands on two steps, which run around all the building. A gateway, topped by a triangular pediment, allowed an entryway to the building. The platform was topped by a decorative cornice. The tholos stood on a much smaller square base, composed of two steps. It was surrounded by 24 columns in the old Tuscanic Order, which conveyed a calm majesty. The tholos itself was decorated with aediculae, in which stood various statues (Bromwich, Roman Remains, p. 274). On the top of the tholos stood a circular drum, the purpose of which was to lengthen the structure, and it was covered by a conical stepped roof. The total height of the structure was 49 m.