Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 68

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Rectangular tombstone, broken across the fifth line of the text.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (West), Chester

Date: 1891

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 60 inches; width 41inches; depth 11inches

Inscription: DIS MANIBVS / D CAPIENI / VRBICI VOL / TINIA VIENN / SIGNIFERI STI / PEND XXIIII / ANNOR XLIIII / H F C
Dis Manibus D(ecimi) Capieni Urbici Voltinia (tribu) Vienn(a) signiferi stipend(iorum) xxiiii annor(um) xliiii h(eres) f(aciendum) c(uravit)
To the departed spirits of Decimus Capienius Urbicus, of the Voltinian voting-tribe, from Vienna, standard-bearer, he served 24 years, and lived 44 years. His heir erected this.
Vienna, now Vienne, was a Roman colonia on the Rhone, a little south of Lyons in southern France. Latin


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