Tyne and Wear HER(5296): Benwell, Condercum Fort, Altar - Details
Benwell, Condercum Fort, Altar
Religion or Ritual
Religious Structural Object
Altar, 7 x 11 inches with plain sides found in, or before, 1789 in the north part of Benwell Fort, possibly on the site of a temple. Now at the Society of Antiquaries, London. DEO M/ARTI V/ICTOR(I) VIND(EX) U(OTUM) S(OLUIT) 'To the god Mars Victor, Vindex fulfilled his vow'.
<< HER 5296 >> R.G. Collingwood & R.P. Wright, 1965, Roman Inscriptions of Britain I, Inscriptions in Stone, p 441 no. 1333 M.J.T. Lewis, 1966, Temples in Roman Britain, p 120 J. Brand, 1789, A History of Newcastle upon Tyne, p 606 C. Bruce, 1853, Handbook to the Roman Wall, second edition, p111