Tyne and Wear HER(44): Hylton, River Wear, Roman inscribed plate - Details
Hylton, River Wear, Roman inscribed plate
During dredging operations, a circular lead plate was reported to have been found fixed to one of the stones making up an apparent causeway. It was subsequently lost, but later described as bearing the inscription IM D AVG with, in the centre, SC. Since there is no supporting evidence, this reading is best treated with caution, however.
<< HER 44 >> W.T. Watkin, 1883, Roman Inscriptions found in Britain in 1882, Archaeological Journal, XL, p. 141 . Haverfield, 1891, Hylton Ford, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 2, IV (for 1889-90), p. 230