Tyne and Wear HER(5276): Benwell, Condercum Fort, Altar to Antenociticus - Details
Benwell, Condercum Fort, Altar to Antenociticus
Religion or Ritual
Religious Structural Object
Altar in three fragments. The lowest one was found in 1862 in the Temple of Antenociticus (HER 5266), the upper two in 1904 in house foundations c.640 metres south-east of the temple. The altar was broken either when the temple was destroyed or during stone robbing in modern times. Deposited in the Black Gate. DEO AN(T)ENOCITICUS/SACRUM/COH(ORS) I VA(N)GION(UM)/QUIB(US) PRAE EST/ […]C(IUS) CASSI(ANUS P)RAEF(ECTUS)/U(OTUM) S(OLUIT) L(IBENS) M(ERITO) "Sacred to the god Antenociticus: the First Cohort of Vangiones, under the command of … Cassianus, prefect, willingly and deservedly fulfilled its vow". 20 x 27 inches. RIB 1328.
<< HER 5276 >> Bruce, 1862, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, VI, p 153-5 E.J. Phillips, 1977, Corpus Signororum Imperii Romani, Great Britain Vol 1, no. 230, p81, in Corbridge's Hadrian's Wall East of the North Tyne R.G. Collingwood & R.P. Wright, 1965, Roman Inscriptions of Britain I, Inscriptions in Stone, p 436 no. 1328