The Column of Marcian is a Roman honorific column erected in Constantinople by the praefectus urbi Tatianus and dedicated to the Emperor Marcian. It is located in the present-day Fatih district of Istanbul, the column is not documented in any late Roman or Byzantine source and its history has to be inferred from its location, style and dedicatory inscription. The column is carved from red-grey Egyptian granite, in two sections, the quadrilateral basis is encased by four slabs of white marble. Three faces are decorated with IX monograms within medallions, and the fourth with two genii supporting a globe, the column is topped by a Corinthian capital, decorated with aquilae. The basis of the column is orientated northwest/southeast, while its capital is aligned north/south, a Latin dedicatory inscription is engraved on the northern side of the basis. Its lettering was originally filled with bronze, which has since been removed, beitraege zu Einer Geschichte des Spaetantiken Kapitells im Osten vom vierten bis ins siebenten Jahrhundert. The Byzantine Inscriptions of Constantinople, A Bibliographical Survey
The column in 2007.
One of the faded IX monograms inside a wreath at the base of the column.