Religious dedication

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 10

Object name: religious dedication

Description: Lower part of an altar with capital broken off and plain sides. The inscription is in Greek. Greek inscriptions are naturally rare in Britain, but a few have been found, chiefly at military centres. The doctors in the Empire were principally Greeks; thus we find Greek doctors at York, Binchester, and elsewhere.

Period: Roman

Place found: Saracen's Head Hotel, Northgate Street, Chester

Date: 1851

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 19 inches; width 14 inches

Inscription:

To the mighty Saviour Gods, I, Hermogenes, a doctor, set up this altar.
Greek


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