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altar

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1970,0102.6

  • Description

    Sandstone altar with seven lines of inscription. Capital chiselled off, and plain sides. Bottom right hand corner missing.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2ndC(late)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 133.6 centimetres
    • Width: 65.5 centimetres
    • Depth: 38 centimetres
    • Weight: 539.5 kilograms
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        L IVNIVS VIC / TORINVS FL[AV] / CAELIANVS LEG / AVG LEG VI VIC / P F OB RESTRANS / VALLVUM PRO / SPRER GESTAS
      • Inscription Translation

        To...Lucius Junius Victorinus Flavius Caelianus, imperial legate of the Sixth Legion Victrix Pia Fidelis, (set this up) because of successful achievements beyond the wall.
      • Inscription Comment

        7 lines of inscription
  • Bibliography

    • R I B no.2034 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Sotheby's sale 1st December 1969, kept at Lowther Castle until sold. Found in 1803

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1970,0102.6

Sandstone altar with seven lines of inscription. Capital chiselled off, and plain sides. Bottom right hand corner missing.

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