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)

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.

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.

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© Grosvenor Museum, Chester