Tyne and Wear HER(821): Wallsend vicus, Roman altar - Details
Newcastle and N Tyneside
Wallsend vicus, Roman altar
Religion or Ritual
Religious Structural Object
Altar, 15 x 32 inches, with plain sides. Found before 1732 at Wallsend, later acquired by Brand, and in 1864 passed as part of the Brand Collection to the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. An inscription reads:... / ... / Di)dius Seue / rus praef(ectus) s(oluit) l(ibens) m(erito) "... Didius Severus, prefect, willingly and deservedly fulfilled his vow".
<< HER 821 >> J. Horsley, 1732, Britannia Romana, p. 208 J. Brand, 1789, History of Newcastle, I, 604 n. g R.G. Collingwood & R.P. Wright, 1965, The Roman Inscriptions of Britain, 1302