Wright, R. P.





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Wright, R. P., and Kenneth H. Jackson, “A late inscription from Wroxeter”, The Antiquaries Journal 48:2 (September, 1968): 296–300.

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Article
A late inscription from Wroxeter
Periodical
Volume
48
Pages
296–300
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Abstract (cited)
The inscribed stone which is the subject of this article was found in the early spring of 1967 in ploughing just inside the defences of the Roman town at Wroxeter (Viroconium), just west of the ‘Eastern Cemetery’ marked on the V.C.H. plan. As the stone is heavy it is unlikely to have been dragged any distance by the plough. It may be suggested that at a late date interments had spread inside the once-inhabited area. The latest levels at Roman Wroxeter have been totally removed or extensively disturbed by persistent ploughing. Dr. G. Webster can cite no artefacts which can be placed in the fifth century, but chance discoveries may help to fill this lacuna. Precise dating cannot be attained, but it seems possible that Cunorix as an Irish foederatus could have settled at Wroxeter in a decade early in the fifth century, though it should be emphasized that the only firm date we have is c. A.D. 460–75 when the stone was set up, as Professor Jackson estimates on linguistic grounds.
Subjects and topics
Headings
inscriptions Primitive Irish
Inscriptions
History, society and culture
Places
WroxeterWroxeter

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