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This is the tombstone of Longinus Sdapeze, a junior officer in the cavalry regiment. He is wearing a leather tunic with diamond-shaped plates of metal sewn on. He carried a spear in his right hand. He died between AD 43-49 whilst the Roman army was stationed in Colchester. He was from the Regiment of Thracians (modern Bulgaria) from the district of Sardica (Sofia) and was 40 years old. Picture taken at the Colchester Castle Museum May 2006.

30th Jul 2007 by Diane Earl


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