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Collections > Archaeology > Scargill Altar
Roman altar removed from Scargill High Moor. Erected in the first half of the 3rd century, it reads (in Latin) "To the god Vinotonus, Lucius Caesius Frontius, prefect of the 1st cohort of Thracians from Parma gladly willingly and deservedly fulfilled his vow". It is broken at the top and on the sides, but a carved jug can be seen on the left side, and a patera (saucepan) on the right. It also appears to have had bands of decoration around the top. It measures approximately 110cm x 53cm x 37cm.
Place: Scargill High Moor
Object Type: altar
Broad Date: Roman
Century: 3rd century
Material: Millstone Grit
Museum Accession Number: 1958.1459/ARC.