The tombstone of Caecilius Avitus, optio in the XXth legion based at
Chester. In his left hand he carries a case of stylus tablets,in his right
a a staff. The inscription reads:
D(is) M(anibus) / Caecilius Avit / us Emer(ita) Aug(usta) / optio leg(ionis)
XX / V(aleriae) V(ictricis) st(i)p(endiorum) XV uix(it) / an(nos) XXXIIII
/ h(eres) f(aciendum) c(uravit)
To the spirits of the departed, Caecilius Avitus from Emerita
Augusta, optio of the 20th legion Valeria Victrix, of 15 years'
service, lived 34 years. His heir had this erected.
© Grosvenor Museum, Chester