Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 84

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Upper part of a rectangular tombstone with the top and left margins intact.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (East), Chester

Date: 9.1887

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 28 inches; width 45 inches

Inscription: D M / M SEXTIVS M / CLAU BELLIC / CLA CELEIA A / ORVM XX / PEND
D(is) M(anibus) M(arcus) Sextius M(arci) [f(ilius)] Clau(dia tribu) Bellic[us] Cla(udia) Celeia a[nn]orum xx[... sti]pend[iorum] [...
To the spirits of the departed, Marcus Sextius Bellicus, son of Marcus, of the Claudian voting-tribe, from Claudia Celeia; he lived 20 (and more) years, and served....
As no tombstone of the Second Legion Adiutrix at Chester carries the abbreviated formula DM and since the Twentieth Legion drew recruits from Celeia, this stone would appear to belong to the Twentieth Legion. Latin


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