Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 111

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Tombstone in ten fragments, broken across the relief and the lower part of the text. A gabled niche with flat top contains a high-backed couch with mattress, pillow and baluster legs. In front of the couch stands a three-legged table, while behind the mutilated reclining figures of the two deceased girls hangs a huge shell, alluding to the voyage to the Blessed Isles.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (West), Chester

Date: 11.1890

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 42 inches; width 25 inches

Inscription: D M / RESTITAE V / AN VII ET M / ARTIE V AN III / AR NTES /
D(is) M(anibus) Restitae v(ixit) an(nos) vii, et Martiae v(ixit) an(nos) iii [P]ar[e]ntes [...
To the spirits of the departed, (and) of Restita (who) lived 7 years and of Martia (who) lived 3 years; their parents [set this up].
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