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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 588
 Date Entered 29/07/2012
 Updated on 29/07/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Archaeological Find
 Record Type Archaeology
 Location St Giles Church, Bowes. Found in the Vicarage Garden, 1929.
 Civil Parish Not known
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 Altitude N/A
 Geology N/A
 Record Name Bowes Roman Fort.Dedication Slab honouring the (African) Roman Emperor Severus and his two sons Caracalla and Geta.
 Record Description This fine stone slab (see attached photos) honours the Emperor P. Lucius Septimius Severus on his advance into Northern Britain during the first decade after AD 200 to subdue an insurrection by the Scots. The slab also honours Severus's two sons who accompanied him: Caracalla and Geta who each were his heirs and mutually in distrust and enmity (for a vivid description of their mutual enmity and their designation by Severus each as Augustus and Joint Emperors with Severus in order to reconcile and pacify them. But this to no avail, see: Gibbon: 'Decline and Fall Vol 1.87 et seq.The Emperor Severus died at York in AD212 leaving his two sons to decide who inherited the position of Emperor. All references to Geta throughout the Empire were erased from all Inscriptions on instructions from Caracalla following the murder of Geta in front of his mother at Rome. Geta had been tricked by Caracalla into attendance on his Mother the Dowager Empress, for reconciliation.This slab was excavated from the Vicarage Garden in 1929 and now rests in St Giles Church at Bowes. For an account of the Roman Forts on the line of the A66 Road visted recently by SWAAG members, see SWAAG Record No. 532.
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