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Monument Number 14058

Hob Uid: 14058
Location :
Cumbria
Carlisle
Upper Denton, Waterhead
Grid Ref : NY6157966271
Summary : A number of altars have been found in or near Birdoswald (Camboglanna). They comprise:- No. 1872 to Cocidius; No. 1885 to Cocidius and Jupiter; No. 1873 to the goddess Fortune; Nos 1874-76, 1878-1879, 1881-3, and 1886-95 to Jupiter; No. 1897 to Latis; Nos 1898-1901 to Mars; No. 1902 to the Mothers; No. 1903 to Ratis and No. 1905 to Silvanus. Altar No. 1877 is dedicated to Jupiter Optimus Maximus and features a swastika motif on top at the front, flanked by two enclosed crosses. An altar to the emperor Probus (AD 276-82) was found in 1960 at a point nearer to MC49 than Birdoswald fort. It is now in Carlisle Museum.
More information : (NY 615663) A number of altars have been found in or near Birdoswald (Camboglanna) (indicating sites of temples). They comprise:- No. 1872 to Cocidius; No. 1885 to Cocidius and Jupiter; No. 1873 to the goddess Fortune; Nos 1874-1879, 1881-3, and 1886-95 to Jupiter; No. 1897 to Latis; Nos 1898-1901 to Mars; No. 1902 to the Mothers; No. 1903 to Ratis and No. 1905 to Silvanus. Full details of inscriptions. (Not noticed by Lewis 'Temples in Roman Britain' 1966). (1)

"In the northern part of the station (Camboglanna) there seems to be the remains of a temple". (2)

An altar to the emperor Probus (276-82) was found in 1960 at a point nearer to MC49 than Birdoswald fort. It is now in Carlisle Museum. (3)

NY 6166. Altar No. 1877 dedicated to Jupiter Optimus Maximus, features a swastika motif on top at the front, flanked by two enclosed crosses. (4)

The National Grid Reference for the find area of the altars is: NY6157966271 (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone
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Page(s) : 576-88
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Camden's Britannia 1806 (R Gough)
Page(s) : 483
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Source Number : 3
Source : The journal of Roman studies
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Page(s) : 194
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Vol(s) : 51, 1961
Source Number : 4
Source : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
Source details : (M J Green)
Page(s) : 45
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Vol(s) : 83, 1983
Source Number : 5
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 : Altar
Evidence : Find

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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1892
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External Cross Reference Source : Hadrian's Wall Project Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 6166/38
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1872
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1855
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1873
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1874
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1875
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1876
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1877
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1878
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1879
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1881
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1882
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1883
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1885
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1886
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1887
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1888
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1889
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1890
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1891
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1893
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External Cross Reference Number : 1894
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1895
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1897
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1898
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1899
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1900
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1901
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1902
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1903
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External Cross Reference Source : Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
External Cross Reference Number : 1905
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 66 NW 39
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : RCHME: HADRIAN'S WALL PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1988-01-01
End Date : 1993-08-01