Sculptured stone

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from Castlecary, Stirlingshire

Postcard of Sculptured stone.
© National Museums Scotland

Sculptured stone

This sculptured stone was found at the site of the Roman fort at Castlecary in Stirlingshire. It dates from between 142 and 165 AD.

The stone is a building stone which has been inscribed 'CHO VI* ANTO ARATI'. This identifies the cohort and century at Castlecary: 'From the sixth cohort, the century of Antonius Aratus'.

The Roman army was a highly organised military machine, made up of units, very much like a modern army. A century was a military division. Each legion was divided into ten cohorts, each of which was composed of a century of 80 men.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-673-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FV 17
Date: Between 142 and 165 AD
Material: Stone; inscribed. Inscription: CHO VI* ANTO ARATI
Dimensions: 300 mm H x 120 mm L x 380 mm W
What: Stone, building
Where: Scotland, Dunbartonshire, Cumbernauld, Castlecary
Description: Building stone inscribed with cohort and century details, from Castlecary, Dunbartonshire
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