Tyne and Wear HER(16746): Benwell, Condercum Fort granaries, inscription - Details
Benwell, Condercum Fort granaries, inscription
Religious Ritual and Funerary
150 x 56 cm. Inscribed IMP(ERATORI) CAES(ARI) TRAIANO/ HADR/IA/N(O) AUG(USTO)/ A(ULO) PLATORIO N/EPOTE L/EG(ATO) AUG(USTI) P(RO) P[R(AETORE)] VEXILLATIO C/ASSIS] BRITAN(NICAE), 'For the Emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus under Aulus Platorius Nepos, emperor's propraetorian governor, the detachment of the British Fleet (built this)'. This inscription comes from the granaries in the fort at Benwell and demonstrates that the fort was constructed, like the milecastles, within the period of governorship of Aulus Platorius Nepos. AD 122-125/6. In the Great North Museum: Hancock 1956.178A.
DJ Smith, 1974, Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne - An Illustrated Introduction, 12; Archaeologia Aeliana, Series Four, Volume XIX (1941), pp 19-21, plate IV; R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright, 1965, The Roman Inscriptions of Britain I: Inscriptions on Stone, 1340