Descriptionhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanegate" >Stanegate was the Roman road linking the Roman forts at Corbridge (Corstopitum) and Carlisle (Luguvalium). It was built at about the same time as the first fort at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vindolanda" >Vindolanda. It would also become the northern frontier of Roman territory in Britain until Hadrian's Wall was built just north of it. This is a replica of the only one of its milestones to survive intact (although its inscription is almost gone). Chesterholm is in the background. It reads: IMP CAES TR HADRIANO AVG PM TR PV COS III PP A CORIS MPXX Which when expanded becomes: IMPERATORI CAESARI TRAIANO HADRIANO AVGVSTO PONTIFICI MAXIMO TRIBVNICIAE POTESTATIS V CONSVLI III PATRI PATRIAE A CORIS MILLE PASSVVM XX Coris would be the fort at Coria or Corstopitum (now Corbridge). Emperor Caesar Trajan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadrian" >Hadrian Augustus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontifex_Maximus" >Pontifex Maximus 5 (years) since assuming the powers* of a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribune" >Tribune of the Plebs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_consul" >Consul 3 times, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pater_patriae" >Father of the Country To Coria 20 Thousand Paces A Roman pace (two steps) was 5 feet, so a thousand paces was 5000 feet, or 1 Roman mile. * The Emperors, being patricians, could not actually be Tribunes of the Plebs, but since Augustus, they had held all that office's powers, and personal immunity from violence (their persons were sacrosanct).
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