Tyne and Wear HER(5298): Benwell, Condercum Fort, Altar - Details
Benwell, Condercum Fort, Altar
Religion or Ritual
Religious Structural Object
Altar, 5 x 10 inches, found in, or before, 1789 in the north part of Benwell Fort, possibly on site of a temple. On left side long handled patera and jug, on right side axe and sacrificial knife. DEO/VETRI/SANGTO. 'To the holy god Vetris'. The altar had been burnt and the corner of the base damaged. Criss-cross pattern on front and sides of base. Museum of Antiquities 1965.7.6.
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