Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 32

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Tombstone of Legion II Adiutrix Pia Fidelis. Right-hand part of a tombstone, a rectangular slab with round headline.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (West), Chester

Date: 1891

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 32 inches; width 13 inches

Inscription: ...MIUS / ...I / ...DIA / ...APRO / ...EG II / ...F / ...XX
[...]mius [...]i (filius) Claudia (tribu) [...] Apro [mil(es) l]eg(ionis) II [Ad(iutricis) P(iae)] F(idelis) [...] xx [...
...mius, son of ..., of the Claudian voting-tribe, from Aprus, soldier of the Second Legion Adiutrix Pia Fidelis, ...20...
The stone records a man, of the Claudian tribe, from Aprus, who served in the Second Legion Adiutrix. Whether the numeral xx in the lowest surviving line denotes the man's age or service, and whether it was originally xx or some larger figure, cannot now be determined in the broken state of the stone. Latin


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