Description of the object: Two fragments of an inscription carved on two marble sheets as part of a memorial monument found in Saint Philip's castle.
Inventory number:00985, 00986
Exhibited at: Military Museum of Menorca.
Description: On the 9th June, 1784 a large obelisk was inaugurated on the ruins of Saint Philip's Castle. It was erected by order of the governor Count of Cifuentes and designed by the military engineer Francisco Fernández Angulo. This monument was erected to commemorate the Spanish Reconquest of the island in 1781.
It was a quadrangular pyramid crowned with a bomb resting on a base with a stairway at its foot. On each of its four sides there was a commemorative inscription of the historic fact, each side in a different language (Latin, French, English and Spanish). On the pedestal cornice the coat of arms of Spain was sculpted and above the inscriptions the name of Count of Cifuentes carved, since he was the island's governor. The said tombstones were part of this memorial monument.