NY9170 : Dedication to Coventina, Clayton Museum, Chesters Roman Fort

taken 7 months ago, near to Walwick, Northumberland, Great Britain

Dedication to Coventina, Clayton Museum, Chesters Roman Fort
Dedication to Coventina, Clayton Museum, Chesters Roman Fort
See description here NY9170 : Roman altars, The Clayton Museum, Chesters Roman Fort

The inscription reads: “To the Goddess Coventina, Titus D Cosconianus, Prefect of the First Cohort of Batavians, freely and deservedly (dedicated this stone).”

"Far from home Grotus dedicated an altar to Coventina Who holds in her right hand a waterweed And in her left a pitcher spilling out a river."
From the poem "Grotus and Conventina" by Seamus Heaney (1987).
Chesters Roman Fort (Cilurnum)
Cilurnum (or Cilurvum), the Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall at Chesters marks the point where the Wall crossed the River North Tyne, the first major obstacle on its route from east to west. A succession of finely engineered timber bridges with stone piers spanned the river here, and the Wall itself was continued right down to the water's edge.

The fort was built just after the wall was completed in AD 123. The site guarded a bridge carrying the military road behind the wall across the River North Tyne. It is considered to be the best preserved Roman cavalry fort along Hadrian's Wall.

Today the site is under the care of English Heritage and is open to the public. There is a museum on the site, which houses Roman artefacts found at the fort and elsewhere along the wall.

LinkExternal link English Heritage, Chesters Roman Fort
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
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Roman Remains 
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