Two fragments of a marble relief with weapons from the Forum of Augustus are published thanks to a systematic review of the stone materials preserved in the
storage rooms at the Imperial Fora. The fragments, whose iconography fits well into the framework of trophy decorations of the late Republican and Augustan
periods, allow the authors to argue for a greater relevance of war topics in the Augustan monument than previously imagined. They also shed new light on the
development of a motif that would later find a broad application in the more recent Forum of Trajan, which provides further evidence regarding the network of
cross-references between the decoration of the Fora of Augustus and Trajan.