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Tombstone of a Roman Soldier

Tombstone of Lucius Duccius Rufinus, Yorkshire Museum, York

This is the tombstone of a Roman soldier from the Ninth Legion, called Lucius Ducchius Rufinus.  It was found in 1688 at Holy Trinity Church in Micklegate.

We know from the inscription that he actually came from Vienne in France rather than from Italy (if you click on the image you can see the inscription).

He was a standard-bearer, carrying the Legion's emblem into battle, an important and dangerous job.


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