The central part of a Roman shield was found here in 1828, when draining a field near Matfen. It has the words DON I P JOVINTI carved onto it. These were probably the name of the owner of the shield.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Matfen
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