However, if Caesar never existed, except on paper, then these inscriptions are were originially Christian. As always, incredible statements need incredible evidence.
The Byzantine calendar is supposedly the Julian calendar with a different starting date. The year 1492 (Julian) was the year 6,000 (Byzantine) and the end of the world. We know the Byzantine calendar was used in eastern Europe, but was used it in the west as late as 1492?
Columbus approached the King of Portugal in 1485 for backing to sail to Asia. He did not receive the backing then or in 1488. Columbus negotiated with the King of Spain from 1490 to 1492 and finally received three ships.
There are two ways to look at these dates. 1-People in Iberia knew the world was going to end (as the people in the east knew), so it would be a waste a waste of money when they could be enjoying themselves. 2-The world did not end on September 1 as expected, and there was money to be made in Asia and Columbus was sent.
We do not know which conclusion is correct. However, we can draw a conclusion for western Europe also using the Byzantine calender and that Europe was counting from the creation of the world and not the birth of Christ. Based on this conclusion, we can be confident in stating that the story of Julius Caesar, his mercy and his calender reform was not yet written.
Dionysus the short, who lived 6 centuries after Christ's birth, started the system of Anno Domini (AD) that we currently use. If Dionysus did live in the 600's AD, then western Europe would had been using his system for over 800 years and only a few scholars would know of the Byzantine calendar dating. It is likely that Dennis the short (Denny to his friends) live after 1492 AD.
We conclude that these attempts to make Caesar cult to disappear and reappear as the cult of Christ are in error because they and using the accepted time line of history. We know that the statues found in Greek are Caesar because we are told they are Caesar. Since the abbreviated inscriptions could be read either in favor of Caesar or Christ, it is not without irony that commentators and writers know it is not Jesus.
If Caesar were based in Rome, we would expect most examples to be in Italy, but we are to remain disappointed, since majority of these inscriptions are in Greece, home of Christianity.
Post Script- Julius Caesar was born in 100BC, that is, exactly 100 years before Christ was born. Beaky, I'm told, likes symmetry in calendars. I wonder if he likes symmetry in his chronology?