Inscribed tombstone

Record number: CHEGM: 1999 6 98

Object name: inscribed tombstone

Description: Upper portion of tombstone; in a niche with flattened gable a cavalryman gallops to the right. His horse is of mettle, with small high-bred head, on which a head-stall is visible, while a saddle-cloth covers a horizontal strap. The mane is well groomed and the tail is long and flowing. The rider brandishes a weapon, probably a sword, in his right hand, while his left holds a long oval shield, mostly hidden behind the horse's head. His clothing seems to comprise a mailed tunic and mailed breeches to the knee. His head is defaced. Below the horse a naked barbarian lies prone, clapsing a large oblong shield. No other weapon is visible. All but the first two letters of the inscription have broken away.

Period: Roman

Place found: North Wall (West), Chester

Date: 11.1890

Material: stone

Dimensions: height 36 inches; width 36 inches

Inscription: D M
D(is) M(anibus) [s(acrum) ...
Sacred to the spirits of the departed...
Latin


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