Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 56

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Tombstone of Legion XX Valeria Victrix. Fragment from the left margin of a tombstone. The man may have been called Clemens or similar.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (West), Chester

Date: 1891

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 14 inches; width 29 inches

Inscription: PAL / ENS OIA / LEG XX VV M
...] Pal(atina tribu) [...] ens Oia[...] leg(ionis) XX V(aleriae) V(ictricis) m[ilitavit...
...of the Palatine voting-tribe [...]ens from Oia, [...] of the Twentieth Legion, Valeria Victrix, served [...
Oia (now Tripoli in Libya) is known to have furnished legionary recruits. Latin

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