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Monument Number 209119

Hob Uid: 209119
Location :
Gloucestershire
Cotswold
Beverston
Grid Ref : ST8500092000
Summary : A gabled Roman inscribed tombstone was found on Nesley Farm probably in 1846, and another nearby was left in situ. The former is in Corinium Museum.
More information : A Roman gabled tombstone measuring 20 by 30 inches (1) was
found on Nesley Farm, ST 853924, probably in 1846. It was in the
middle of a small enclosure or field bounded on two sides by ancient
stone walls, and traditionally a cattle pen. On it was inscribed
"DM METTI N ATION GETA VIXIT ANN XXXV HP (2), translated "To the
spirits of the departed (and) of Mettus, a Getan by tribe (who)
lived 35 years. His heir set (this) up." The tombstone is now in
Corinium Museum (1). Another stone, close by, was not removed (2).
(1-2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone
Source details : No 136
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 1965
Source Number : 2
Source : Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
Source details : (Sir John Maclean)
Page(s) : 336-7
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 11 - 1886-7

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Tombstone
Evidence : Find

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 89 SE 6
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