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Monument Number 966521

Hob Uid: 966521
Location :
Greater London Authority
City and County of the City of London
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3180081150
Summary : A Roman inscribed tombstone was found on Ludgate Hill in 1669.
More information : (TQ 31808115. Roman tombstone sited to the Guild-Church-of-St-Martin-within-Ludgate from OS 1250 1967 and Auth 1).

Large tombstone 83 1/2 inches by 31 1/2 inches. Inscription above, below figure of a soldier. Found 1669 when Wren rebuilt St Martin's Church Ludgate Hill. Now in the Ashmolean Museum. The inscription reads:

"D(is) M(anilus) Vivio Marciano leg(ioni) ii. Aug(ustae), Ianuaria Martins coiunx pientissima posuit remoriam".

("In memory of Vivius Marcianus of the Second Augustan Legion; Januaria Martina, his most devoted wife, set up this monument". (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in London. Vol. III: Roman London
Source details :
Page(s) : 173
Figs. : 76
Plates : 60
Vol(s) : 1928

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

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 1181
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