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Military tombstone

Military tombstone

Image of Military tombstone

Description
A cavalry tombstone of Sextus Valerius Genialis, dating from the 1st century AD. This soldier died on active service at the age of 40, during the early days of the settlement and before the town of Corinium was founded. He was probably recruited in Lower Germany, where the unit is thought to have been until 43AD. With 20 years' service he could have died about 60AD. Thus the Thracians were the first garrison at Cirencester.
Object Name
Military tombstone
Accession Number
B956
Category
roman
Site Location
Watermoor
Tags
Roman, tombstone