Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 46

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Tombstone of Legion XX Valeria Victrix. Tombstone with raised margin; broken below and part of the left margin chiselled away.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (West), Chester

Date: 9.1891

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 42 inches; width 23 inches

Inscription: D M / L LICINIVS L / TER VALENS / ARE / VETERAN / LEG XX VV / AN VL / H FEC / H S EST
D(is) M(anibus) L. Licinius L(uci filius) Ter(etina tribu) Valens Are(late), veteran(us) leg(ionis) XX V(aleriae) V(ictricis) an(norum) vl. H(eres) fec(it). H(ic) s(itus) est.
To the departed spirits, Lucius Licinius Valens, son of Lucius, of the Teretine voting-tribe, from Arelate, veteran of the Twentieth Legion, Valeria Victrix, aged 45. His heir set this up. He is buried here.
Arelate, now Arles, was a Roman colony in southern France. Latin


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