Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 116

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Tombstone broken across the figure and much worn; the top left corner and much of the left side have broken away. A flat-topped niche, hung in either top corner with a swag surmounted by a dove, contains a high-backed funeral couch, with its four legs shown in quasi-perspective, and also a three-legged table carrying food. The deceased, with draped left arm, legs and thighs holds a wine-cup in the right hand, while over the back of the couch peeps an attendant, waiting to replenish it. Below, in a panel, is a weathered inscription.

Period: Roman

Place found: Corn Exchange, Chester

Date: 1861

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 52 inches; width 23 inches

Inscription: D M / FESONIE SEVERI / ANE VIXIT ANN / XXV SI...O...II / I...O...CAR...
D(is) M(anibus) Fesonie Severiane vixit ann(os) xxv si[...]o[...]ii i[...]o[...]car[...
To the spirits of the departed (and) of Fesonia Severiana (who) lived 25 years ...

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