Keys to the Past

Roman altar (Humshaugh)

A Roman altar was discovered in the west bank of the River North Tyne in 1978. It was inscribed with the words: DISCIPVLINAE IMP(ERATORIS) HAD(RIANI) AVG(GUSTI) ALA AVG(VSTA) OB VIRT(VTE) APPEL(LATA). This is a dedication to the Discipline of the Emperor Hadrian. The altar is on display in Chesters Museum.

Reference number:N8596
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Humshaugh

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