1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Cippus
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CIPPUS (Lat. for a "post" or "stake"), in architecture, a low pedestal, either round or rectangular, set up by the Romans for various purposes such as military or mile stones, boundary posts, &c. The inscriptions on some of the British Museum show that they were occasionally funeral memorials.