The Meta Sudans and the Djemila fountain in Algeria

I’ve posted a number of images of the Meta Sudans, the ancient Roman fountain that stood next to the Colosseum and was demolished by Mussolini, in posts such as this one.  Today on Twitter I saw a picture of a standing, much smaller, Roman fountain in Djemila in Algeria, posted by @AlgeriaTTours.  Here’s the image:

Roman fountain at Djemila in Algeria
Roman fountain at Djemila in Algeria

The Meta Sudans is depicted on coins, such as the sestertius of Titus.  I note that the drawing rather looks like the Djemila fountain; but the coins themselves rather suggest a tall base, with a platform on it, and then a relatively small cone at the top.  Anyway here they are:

Meta Sudans in sestertius of Titus
Meta Sudans in sestertius of Titus

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The pictures of Djemila did look nice.  The government travel advice for Algeria, sadly, did not.

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