Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 29

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Tombstone of Legion II Adiutrix Pia Fidelis. Broken diagonally, with beginning of the inscription and lower right corner broken off. The cutter of this stone has used Roman cursive forms and in line 6 the letters VLS were chiselled out by the Romans. The inscription states that the deceased was a trooper - the Roman legion of imperial times included 120 horsemen, used, probably, for despatches and the like.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (West), Chester

Date: 1891

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 34 inches; width 28 inches

Inscription: ...INVS EQUE / II AD P F C PETRONI / FIDI STIPENDIO / RUM XI ANNO / RUM XXV / HIC SEP EST
...]inus eque[s leg(ionis)] II Ad(iutricis) P(iae) F(idelis), c(enturia) Petroni Fidi, stipendiorum xi, annorum xxv, hic sep[ul(tu)s] est.
...inus, trooper of the Second Legion, Adiutrix Pia Fidelis, from the century of Petronius Fidus, of 11 years' service, aged 25, lies buried here.
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