Romano-Germanic Museum: Sepulcher of Poblicius
Lucius Poblicius from Terentina in Italy was a veteran of the 5th Legion. Upon his discharge after 20-25 years of service with the Roman army he would have received the equivalent of 13 years salary to buy a farm or set up a business. It may also have paid for his funeral monument erected around 40 CE. He is depicted not as a former soldier but as a Roman citizen surrounded by his family.
(Museum info card)
Cologne, November 2017