Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 82

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Tombstone with raised border; the stone is broken below, but the inscription seems complete.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (East), Chester

Date: 1887

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 26 inches; width 36 inches

Inscription: Q LONGINIVS / POMENTINA / LAETVS LVCO / STIP XV / C CORNELI SEVERI
Q(uintus) Longinius Pomentina (tribu) Laetus Luco stip(endiorum) xv c(enturia) Corneli Severi
Quintus Longinius Laetus of the Pomentine voting-tribe, from Lucus; he served 15 years, and was in the century of Cornelius Severus.
Lucus Augusti was a Roman colony in northwest Spain. The lettering of this stone perhaps indicates an early date. When making grants of citizenship to individuals in Spain, Galba assigned them to his own tribe Pomptina Latin


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