NY9364 : Tombstone of Flavinus, Roman Standard Bearer, Hexham Abbey

taken 10 years ago, near to Hexham, Northumberland, Great Britain

Tombstone of Flavinus, Roman Standard Bearer, Hexham Abbey
Tombstone of Flavinus, Roman Standard Bearer, Hexham Abbey
'Flavinus rides in triumph over his barbarian adversary on the tall sandstone slab that now stands in front of a blocked doorway at the foot of the Night Stair in Hexham Abbey. Flavinus died towards the end of the first century, aged 25, after seven years of military service. The slab probably once stood in the military cemetery near the fort of Coria (near Corbridge). It seems odd that so massive and decorative a monument should have been brought from over three miles away to serve simply as building stone: originally (in the 12th century) the slab was laid face upwards in the foundations of the east range of the cloister and was (re)discovered in 1881.' [Source: (adapted from) Hexham Abbey Leaflet No.4]
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 January, 2008
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Gravestones   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 935 641 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2939N 2:6.1467W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 935 641
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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