Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 43

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Tombstone of Legion XX Valeria Victrix. Tombstone broken into three fragments with only the right margin intact. The bottom right-hand corner of a niche survives, occupied by a high-backed couch, with turned legs, mattress and pillow, on which the deceased, in civilian costume, reclines on the left elbow. A three-legged dining table occupies the foreground. Below is the inscription on a large flat panel.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (East), Chester

Date: 8.1887

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 30 inches; width 22 inches

Inscription: D M / FURI MAXI / MI / MIL LEG XX VV / STI XXII / H F C
D(is) M(anibus) Furi Maximi, mil(itis) leg(ionis) XX V(aleriae) V(ictricis) sti(pendiorum) xxii. H(eres) f(aciendum) c(uravit).
To the spirits of the departed, and of Furius Maximus, soldier in the Twentieth Legion, Valeria Victrix, of 22 years' service. His heir had this set up.

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