Tyne and Wear HER(13261): South Shields, Arbeia Roman Fort, lead sealings - Details
South Shields, Arbeia Roman Fort, lead sealings
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Arbeia Roman Fort has produced the second largest British collection of lead sealings (small tokens used to seal packages). A large number bear seal impressions of the Severian imperial household. One is stamped CVG (cohors V Gallorum or Fifth Cohort of Gauls). Another is stamped AVGG and dates to 198 to 209 when Severus and his son Caracalla were joint emperors. Another is stamped AVGGG and shows the heads of Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons Caracalla and Geta - Geta joined his father and brother as emperor in 209. This sub oval sealing is 2.5cm x 1.9cm.
David J. Breeze, 2006, J. Collingwood Bruce's Handbook to the Roman Wall, 14th edition, pp 120-121