Monumental stone slab with dedication to the Emperors, Roman 2nd cent. Cambridge

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    Central moulded square within which is an octagonal wreath and inscription NVMINIB / AVGVSTOR / COH IIII GAL / EQ / FEC (To the divine spirits of the Emperors, the 4th Mounted Cohort of the Gauls set this up). Niches to left and right contain deities, and there are other fine details. This dedicatory slab has a long history. It was known to the antiquarian William Camden and published and illustrated in his 'Britannia'. The collector Sir Robert Cotton acquired it in 1599: it was given to Trinity College in 1750, and acquired by the M.A.A. in 1969. From Risingham, Northumberland, England. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge
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    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years ago
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    Picture Taken: 2012-10-19T12:02:12
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