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Monument Number 966490

Hob Uid: 966490
Location :
Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3360080500
Summary : The inscribed base of a Roman statue was recovered while digging the foundations of one of the Ordnance Offices in 1777. It is unclear exactly which building this refers to.
More information : (TQ 336805. Roman statue base sited to The Tower from Auth 1 and OS 1250 1969).

The inscribed base of a Roman statue while digging the foundations of the Ordnance Office at the Tower of London in 1777. It reads:

"D(is) Manib(us) T. Licini Ascani; V(ivis) s(ibi) f(ecit)".

("In memory of Titus Licinius Ascanius; He made this for himself in his lifetime.")

Other finds included coins of Amadius and Honorius and a stamped silver ingot "EX OFFE HONORINI" ("from the workshop of Honorius"). (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in London. Vol. III: Roman London
Source details :
Page(s) : 172,175
Figs. :
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, Statue
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Inscribed Stone, Statue
Object Type : COIN, INGOT
Object Material :

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 SW 1176
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