Auchendavie (East)

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Site Type DISTANCE SLAB (ROMAN)
Canmore ID 45159
Site Number NS67NE 10
NGR NS 67 75
Council EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE
Parish KIRKINTILLOCH (STRATHKELVIN)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District STRATHKELVIN
Former County DUNBARTONSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc NS c.67 75

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Archaeological Notes

NS67NE 19 c.67 75.

A distance slab of the 20th Legion, found E of Auchendavie (NS 677 749) before 1607 is now in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (Information from A S Robertson to OS, 1951). Alleged to have come from Balmuildy, when first mentioned by Camden in 1607, it was at Dunnottar Castle, Kincardineshire. It measures 3'2 1/2" x 2'10", and its inscription reads:
"IMP.CAESARI.T.AELIO.HADRIANO.ANTONINO.AVG.PIO.P.P.VEXILLATIO. LEG.XX.VAL.VIC.F. PER.MIL.P.III".
The precise provenance of the slab is unknown (Information from A S Robertson)
G Macdonald 1934; Camden nd.; R Stuart 1852.

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Notes NS67NE 19 c.67 75.

A distance slab of the 20th Legion, found E of Auchendavie (NS 677 749) before 1607 is now in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (Information from A S Robertson to OS, 1951). Alleged to have come from Balmuildy, when first mentioned by Camden in 1607, it was at Dunnottar Castle, Kincardineshire. It measures 3'2 1/2" x 2'10", and its inscription reads:
"IMP.CAESARI.T.AELIO.HADRIANO.ANTONINO.AVG.PIO.P.P.VEXILLATIO. LEG.XX.VAL.VIC.F. PER.MIL.P.III".
The precise provenance of the slab is unknown (Information from A S Robertson)
G Macdonald 1934; Camden nd.; R Stuart 1852.

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Books and References

Camden, W (1722) Britannia, in Gibson, E
Page(s): 699

Keppie, L (1979a) Roman distance slabs from the Antonine Wall: a brief guide, Glasgow
Page(s): 12 Held at RCAHMS E.10.11.KEP

Keppie, L (1998) Roman inscribed and sculptured stones in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, Britannia Monograph Series No 13 Glasgow
Page(s): 72-4 No.1, pl.i Held at RCAHMS E.10.1.KEP

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