Roman tombstones from York (1)

The inscriptions on Roman tombstones can often give us information about the people who lived and worked in the city

The tombstone of Decimina, daughter of Decimius

The tombstone of Arciaco, a Roman centurion who public came from northern Italy. His tombstone gives equal honour to his own personal god and to the divine emperor.

This coffin is something of a mystery. According to the inscription, it was the coffin of Julia Fortuna of Sardinia. However, the skeleton inside was that of a male, suggesting that the tomb may have been reused at some later date than the original burial to house a second body.

This is the tomb of a blacksmith. The image shows him at work in his forge.

these tombstones can all be seen in the Museum of Yorkshire

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