Building Inscription from Milecastle 38, Hadrian's Wall

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Carole Raddato
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published on 21 September 2022

A building inscription from Milecastle 38 which gives evidence for the building of Hadrian's Wall in Britain that bears his name. The text also mentions Aulus Platorius Nepos, who arrived with the emperor in the province of Britannia in 122 CE. Now on display at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle.

This is RIB 1638, which reads:

IMP CAES TRAIAN
HADRIANI AVG
LEG II AVG
A PLATORIO NEPOTE LEG PR PR

"This work of the Emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus (was built by) the Second Legion Augusta under Aulus Platorius Nepos, propraetorian legate"

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2022, September 21). Building Inscription from Milecastle 38, Hadrian's Wall. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16413/building-inscription-from-milecastle-38-hadrians-w/

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Raddato, Carole. "Building Inscription from Milecastle 38, Hadrian's Wall." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Sep 2022. Web. 28 Sep 2022.

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