Stone with inscription (pieces)

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from Rough Castle, Stirlingshire

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Stone with inscription (pieces)

This stone with a dedication inscription was found at the site of the Roman fort at Rough Castle in Stirlingshire. It records the erection of the headquarters building in the fort, which occurred between 142 and 165 AD.

Although only part of the inscription survives, it has been reconstructed as: 'For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, father of his country, the 6th Cohort of Nevians built this Headquarters Building.'

Antoninus Pius, the successor of Hadrian, ordered the reoccupation of southern Scotland and the building of a wall and a number of forts across the Forth-Clyde isthmus. Known as the Antonine wall today, it was abandoned shortly after his death.

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Online ID: 000-100-036-725-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FR 376
Date: Between 142 and 165 AD
Material: Stone; inscribed
Dimensions: 580 mm H x 100 mm L x 600 mm W
What: Slab
Where: Scotland, Stirlingshire, Denny, Rough Castle
Description: Slab with dedicatory inscription by 6th Cohort of Nervians, recording erection of headquarters building at Rough Castle
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