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Reference numberCLP/16/43
LevelFile
TitlePaper, 'An account of a Roman inscription found at Chichester [England]' by Roger Gale
Date31 October 1723
DescriptionGale writes: 'This inscription, as curious as any that has yet been discovered in Britain, was found the beginning of last April at Chichester, in digging a cellar under the corner house of St Martins Lane on the north side as it comes into North Street. It lay about four foot under ground with the face upwards, by which it had the misfortune to receive a great deal of damage from the picks of the labourers as they endeavoured to raise it, for besides the defacing of several letters, what was here disinterred of the stone was broke into four pieces: the other part of it, still wanting, is in all probability buryed under the next house and will not be brought to light till that happens to be rebuilt.' He presents his own interpretation of the inscription. Includes a figure of the inscription.

Subject: Antiquities / Archaeology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of a Roman inscription, found at Chichester.'
LanguageEnglish
Extent11p
FormatManuscript
Drawing
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1722.0076
Related records in the catalogueRBO/11/99
MS/790/71
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA2848Gale; Roger (1672 - 1744)1672 - 1744
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