Column of Phocas

Column of Phocas

View looking northeast across the west end of the Roman Forum.  The Column of Phocas is the single column slightly left of the center of the image.  It was erected in A.D. 608 in honor of the Byzantine Emperor, Phocas, who had visited Rome. It was the last ancient monuments erected in the forum.

Phocas was the Emperor who formally donated the Pantheon to Pope Boniface IV.