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Monument Number 46071

Hob Uid: 46071
Location :
Rochdale
Rochdale
Rochdale
Grid Ref : SD9400013000
Summary : A Roman silver statuette of Victory with a silver plate attached by a chain of four links was found at Tunshill Farm, Milnrow in 1793. It bears an inscription to a legion.
More information : 582. Plate of silver, 1 11/16x 1 in. (1/1),
attached by a chain of four links to a wristlet on the right
arm, 9 in. long, of a silver statuette of Victory. Found in
1793 in a quarry on Tunshill Farm, in the parish of Milnrow,
3/4 mile south-east of the parish church at Milnrow. Now in the
possession of Lord Astor, of Hever Castle, Kent. A replica
is now in the Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield. Drawn by
R.G.C., 1930, when on loan in the London Museum.

Victoriae / leg(ionis) VI Vic)tricis) / Val(eriuss) Rufus /
u(otum) s(oluit) l(ibens) m(erito)

"To the Victory of the Sixth Legion Victrix Valerius Rufus
willingly and deservedly fulfilled his vow.'

The letters have been punched. This plate and the movable
wristlet to which it is added appear to form an offering
additional to the statuette itself. Sir George Macdonald points
out that this must represent loot from the legionary headquarters
at York. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : The Roman inscriptions of Britain, 1. Inscriptions on stone : epigraphic indexes
Source details :
Page(s) : 194
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 1a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (1863)
Page(s) : 217
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 7
Source Number : 1b
Source : The journal of Roman studies
Source details : MacDonald
Page(s) : 9
Figs. :
Plates : 4.2
Vol(s) : 16
Source Number : 1c
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Whalley 1st ed 1801 27 fig 28 pl 1(Whitaker)
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Figs. :
Plates :
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Source Number : 1d
Source : The gentleman's magazine library
Source details :
Page(s) : 17
Figs. : 1
Plates :
Vol(s) : 72
Source Number : 1e
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Lancashire 212 & fig on 213 (Watkin)
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Source Number : 1f
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ephemeris Epigraphica - 1913
Page(s) : 558
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 9

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

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : BRACELET, FIGURINE
Object Material : Silver

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 91 SW 26
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