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The column of Phocas is a column that refers to the ruler in the 7th century AD, but it was in fact a column erected in the forum piazza to correspond with the late honorary columns, so it probably dates originally to Diocletian or Constantine. The structure is oriented to greet the people walking down the Argiletum approach into the forum.

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