Arbeia had a cavalry unit – new discovery

From the 24 Hour Museum. Thanks to Explorator for the link.

Two new names can be added to the roll of Romans
who were stationed at Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields. Inscriptions
found at the site in the last two seasons of excavation were recently
deciphered by Dr Roger Tomlin, an expert on Roman inscriptions based at
Oxford University.

“Two inscriptions have been found during recent excavations
which reveal fascinating details about the Roman troops stationed at
South Shields,” explained Nick Hodgson, principal keeper at Tyne and
Wear Museums.

The first inscription was found on a pair of lead sealings
unearthed at Arbeia. The seals measured about 25mm in diameter and
would have been used to seal packages.

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