Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 26

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Tombstone of Legion II Adiutrix Pia Fidelis. Rectangular with round headline, broken below.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (West), Chester

Date: 1891

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 22 inches; width 25 inches

Inscription: G VALERIO / CRISPO / VET RANO / EX LEG II / AD PIA
G(aio) Valerio Crispo vet(e)rano ex leg(ione) II Ad(iutrice) Pia [Fideli ...
Gaius Valerius Crispus, veteran of the Second Legion Adiutrix Pia Fidelis...
A veteranus was a soldier who had completed his term of service in the legion. Many soldiers chose to spend their retirement near to the fortress where they had served. Often it was too far for them to make the long journey back to their own country. Others had met local women and raised families with them. Crispus decided to end his days at Chester close to his old comrades. His gravestone does not mention where he was born. Latin


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