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Monument Number 966482

Hob Uid: 966482
Location :
Greater London Authority
City and County of the City of London
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3340080600
Summary : A Roman inscribed tombstone was recovered from a site on Tower Hill and is now at the British Museum.
More information : (TQ 334806. Roman tombstone sited to Tower Hill from Auth 1 and OS 1250 1971).

A Roman inscribed tombstone was found on Tower Hill in 1852. Now in the British Museum. The inscription reads:

"A. Alfid(ius) Pomp(tina) Olussa; ex testomento her(es) pos(uit); annor(um) LXX; na(tus) Atheni(s) h(ic) s(itus) est".

("Aubis Alfidius Olussa of the Pomptine tribe; set up by his heir in accordence with his will; aged 70; born at Athens; he lies here"). (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in London. Vol. III: Roman London
Source details :
Page(s) : 170
Figs. : 71
Plates :
Vol(s) : 3, 1928

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

Components and Objects:
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 1172
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