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Monument Number 1007904

Hob Uid: 1007904
Location :
Northumberland
Simonburn
Grid Ref : NY8213070590
Summary : This centurial stone was found in 1970 in Turret 33B (Coe Sike). The stone was reused with one end exposed in the second course above ground of the walling that was inserted in the recess of the north wall. The stone was reused in the wall that replaced the demolished turret when Hadrian's Wall was reoccupied early in the third century AD. The stone is of buff coloured sandstone and measures 0.51m x 0.34m x 0.22m. The stone is inscribed with the following:LEG VIVICTRIXPIA FID The inscription on the stone relates to work done by the 6th Legion.
More information : A legionary building inscription attesting work done by the 6th legion was found in process of consolidation of Turret 33b (Coesike) (NY 87 SW 6) by DoE. (1)

This centurial stone was found in 1970 in Turret 33B (Coe Sike). The stone was reused with one end exposed in the second course above ground of the walling that was inserted in the recess of the north wall. The stone was reused in the wall that replaced the demolished turret when Hadrian's Wall was reoccupied early in the third century AD. The stone is of buff coloured sandstone and measures 0.51m x 0.34m x 0.22m. The stone is inscribed with the following:

LEG VI
VICTRIX
PIA FID (2)

The inscription on the stone relates to work done by the 6th Legion. (3)

According to English Heritage's Corporate GIS the stone lies in a Scheduled Monument and a World Heritage Site. The Grid Reference for the stone is: NY82137059 (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Keith Blood/14-MAR-1988/RCHME: Hadrian's Wall Project
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Source Number : 2
Source : Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies
Source details : Wright, R P and Hassall, M W C 'Roman Britain in 1970'
Page(s) : 291
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Vol(s) : 2, 1971
Source Number : 3
Source : Council for British Archaeology Group 3: Archaeological newsbulletin for Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland
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Page(s) : 04-May
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Vol(s) : May-71
Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:1250, 2008
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Centurial Stone
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Hadrian's Wall Project Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 8270/20
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 26056
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : ND 28
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 87 SW 43
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 16815
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: HADRIAN'S WALL PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1988-01-01
End Date : 1993-08-01