Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 75

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Cubical block, shaped like an altar, but obviously a tombstone: in front is an inscribed panel 13 inches square, inscribed. On the top is a sunk square as though the block at some time or other served for a pedestal.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (West), Chester

Date: 3.1891

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 30 inches; width 23 inches; depth 16 inches

Inscription: D M / ETACONTIO / LIBERTO BENE / MERENTI G ASV / RIVS FORTI PATR / ONVS EIUS POSUIT
D(is) M(anibus) Etacontio liberto bene merenti G(aius) Asurius Forti[s] patronus eius posuit
To the departed spirits, to Etacontius, his deserving freedman, his patron, Gaius Asurius Fortis, put this up.
Fortis was first the owner of the slave Etacontius: then, on giving him his freedom, he became his patron. Latin


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