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A golden column erected by Augustus in 29 B.C. at the point where the principal roads of the Roman empire terminated.
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A striking analogy is made between the form of the tazze and an idealised circular map of Rome, published by Marco Fabio Calvo in 1532, at the centre of which stands the milliarium aureum
, a golden terminal milestone topped by a statue of Caesar Augustus.