Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 49

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Tombstone of Legion XX Valeria Victrix. Panel from a tombstone. Only the left foot and a trace of the right foot of the figure and the base of the vertical sides of the niche remains.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (East), Chester

Date: 1887

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 28 inches; width 34 inches

Inscription: D M P RVSTIO / FABIA CRESCEN BRIX / MIL LEG XX VV / AN XXX STIP X / GROMA HERES / FAC CUR
D(is) M(anibus) P(ublio) Rustio Fabia (tribu) Crescen(ti) Brix(ia) mil(iti) leg(ionis) XX V(aleriae) V(ictricis) an(norum) xxx stip(endiorum) x Groma heres fac(iendum) cur(avit)
To the departed spirits, Publius Rustius Crescens, of the Fabian voting-tribe, from Brixia, soldier in the Twentieth Legion, Valeria Victrix, lived 30 years and served 10 years. Groma, his heir, had this erected.
Brixia is now Brescia, in northern Italy. There are a large number of ligatures (letters coupled together) used in this inscription. Latin


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