Auchendavie (east)

Distance Slab (roman)

Site Name Auchendavie (east)

Classification Distance Slab (roman)

Canmore ID 45159

Site Number NS67NE 10

NGR NS 67 75

NGR Description NS c.67 75

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Kirkintilloch (strathkelvin)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Strathkelvin
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS67NE 19 c.67 75.

A distance slab of the 20th Legion, found E of Auchendavie (NS 677 749) before 1607 is now in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (Information from A S Robertson to OS, 1951). Alleged to have come from Balmuildy, when first mentioned by Camden in 1607, it was at Dunnottar Castle, Kincardineshire. It measures 3'2 1/2" x 2'10", and its inscription reads:

"IMP.CAESARI.T.AELIO.HADRIANO.ANTONINO.AVG.PIO.P.P.VEXILLATIO. LEG.XX.VAL.VIC.F. PER.MIL.P.III".

The precise provenance of the slab is unknown (Information from A S Robertson)

G Macdonald 1934; Camden nd.; R Stuart 1852.

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