Religious dedication

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 11

Object name: religious dedication

Description: Tombstone of altar type, with left bolster cemented on and right bolster missing. On left side, patera; on right, jug. The mouldings of base and capital have been dressed off, and the die is much weathered.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (West), Chester

Date: 5.1891

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 38 inches; width 18 inches

Inscription: D M / ANNI / CESTIVS / MIL LEG XX / V AN X III
D(is) M(anibus) Anni [...] Cesti [...] mil(es) leg(ionis) X[X] V(aleriae) [V(ictricis)] an(norum) x[]iii
To the spirits of the departed: Anni[...] Cesti[us...] soldier of the Twentieth Legion, Valeria Victrix, aged 18 (or 23, or 43) years

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