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Roman Britain Sculpture “Distance Slab” of the Antonine Wall.

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1 Roman Britain Sculpture “Distance Slab” of the Antonine Wall

2 Key Information Can be dated back to AD Found at Antonine Wall fort at Old Kilpatrick in SW Scotland Marks the western end of the wall

3 Inscription Inscribed on it is: "For Imperator Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, Father of his Country a vexillation of the Twentieth Legion Valeria Victrix made this for four- thousand four-hundred and eleven feet.” It was put in place for the Emperor Antoninus Pius, Emperor at the time of the building of the wall Records the building of the 4,411ft long wall Vexillation refers to a detachment of the Legion (represented by the boar at the bottom)

4 Artistic Content Goddess of Victory (perhaps Nike) reclines on a globe – representing global victory for Romans Palm branch of triumph also held Legion “Valeria Victrix” represented Boar at bottom centre Details of detachment inside laurel wreath held by Goddess

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6 Significance Allows us to date the Antonine Wall The use of soldiers to build the wall reveals confidence of the army at that time – also shown by the inclusion of the Goddess of Victory Indeed this fits in the with the timescale, for this was a long uneventful period in Roman Britain Provides details about the locations of the Victrix Legion


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