Keys to the Past

Shield (Matfen)

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.

Reference number:N10308
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Matfen

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