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Altar Discovery!!!; Team A Discovery
Topic Started: Jul 6 2009, 06:56 AM (867 Views)
MichaelH
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Pictures of the larger altar discovered on 30th June dedicated to Jupiter Dolichenus by Sulpicius Pudens commanding officer of the forth cohort of Gauls.
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MichaelH
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The altar was found next to a small shrine just inside the fortís north wall.
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MichaelH
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The inscription.

I O M
DOLOCHENO
SULPICIUSPU
DENSPRAEF
COHIIIIGALL
V S L M

I. O. M. (to) JUPITER OPTIMUS MAXIMUS
(JUPITER BEST AND GREATEST)
DOLOCHENO (of Dolichenus)
(by) SULPICIUS PUDENS PREFECT
COHORT 4 GAULS
V. S. L. M.
VOTUM SOLVIT LIBENS MERITO (FREELY AND WILLINGLY FULFILLED HIS VOW)
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MichaelH
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Thatís great Lyn, not bad going for your first visit! (First dig??) Amazing just how close to the surface you were there, and how the altar survived in such a good state of preservation considering gouge marks on other stones, all over the site, from farming over the years.
Thanks for the photos,

Michael.

Tim,
The area where the altar was found, along the north wall, was started about mid May from the north-west corner. Maybe Andrew couldnít wait to see what was in that corner? There is approximately 11 metres of grass remaining between the two areas.
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