Britannia VI (1975) Index

Eric Birley : A Bibliography, 1928-74 compiled by Prof. J.J. Wilkes (xi-xxviii)

Main Articles

Cunobelin's GoldD.F. Allen1
Excavation at the Roman Fort of Bothwellhaugh, LanarkshireG.S. Maxwell20!
Oare reconsidered and the Origins of Savernake Ware in WiltshireVivien G. Swan36
A Reappraisal of the Western Enclave and Environs, CorstopitumM. Brassington62
Milestones, Civic Territories and the Antonine ItineraryWarwick Rodell76
The Gravestone of M. Favonius Facilis at ColchesterE.J. Phillips102
Excavations on the site of the Baths Basilica at Wroxeter 1966-1974: An Intrim ReportPhilip Barker106
Some Observations on the conomy of the Roman Villa at Bignor, SussexS. Applebaum118
Lugdunum: 'Natural Capital of Gaul?'J.F. Drinkwater133
Stilicho's Pictish WarM. Miller141
The Coinage of Carausius as a Source of Vulgar Latin FormsNorman Shiel146
Social Gradience in British Spoken LatinEric P. Hamp150
More British Samian Ware by the Aldgate-Pulborough PotterPeter V. Webster163
Imported Pottery from Germany in Late Roman BritainMichael Fulford & Joanna Bird171
Some Moulded-Face Flagons from the Oxford KilnsJulian Munby182
The Town House and the Villa House in Roman BritainC.V. Walthew189


Fragments of a lorica segmentata in the hoard from Stanton, Norfolk by Dr. Mansel Spratling (206)
A Roman lead sealing from Kirmingtom, Lincolnshire by Dr. Martin Henig (208)
A Moulded Glass Cameo from Silchester by J. Greenway & M. Henig (209)
A Roman bronze candlestick from Branston, Lincolnshire by C.N. Moore (210)
Recent work on the Romano-British settlement at Neatham, Hampshire by Martin Millett (213)
A figure of Jet from Westmorland by Julian Munby (216)
The Roman Fortress at Longthorpe: a corrigendum by S.S. Frere (218)

Roman Britain in 1974

Sites Explored
by D.R. Wilson (220)


CAERNARVONSHIRE [GWYNEDD] - (1) Cae Metta, Llandeiniolen, R-B enclosed hut group (SH 536650): p.221.

MERIONETHSHIRE [GWYNEDD] - (1) Brithdir, vicus outside SW angle of fortlet on Roman road, Margary#66b (SH 773187): pp.221/2.

CARDIGANSHIRE [DYFED] - (1) Trawscoed, Llanafan, Flavian-Trajanic fort (Sn 671727): p.222.

GLAMORGAN - (1) Blaen-cwm-bach, Tonna, marching-camp (SS 793986): p.222; (2) Cardiff Castle, 3 Roman phases in SE quarter (ST 181766): pp.222/3; (3) Melin Court marching-camp (SN 837001): p.223.

MONMOUTHSHIRE [GWENT] - (1) Caerwent/Venta, Vicarage Orchard, Roman features beneath Medieval cemetery (ST 470905): p.223; (2) Chepstow, Chepstow Priory, Roman cremation burials (ST 536939): p.223; (3) Usk/Burrium, via principalis and E defenses of fortress (SO 378006): pp.223/4 &fig.2.


ANGUS - (1) Cardean, Airlie, SW gateway of fort (NO 289460): p.225.

PERTHSHIRE - (1) Strageath, Muthill, fort principia and porta decumana (NM 898180): pp.225/6.

STIRLINGSHIRE - (1) Camelon: (i) N fort annexe (NS 863810), (ii) quarry W of N fort (NS 862810), (iii) S fort (NS 863807): p.226; (2) Stirling, King's Park, Roman road Margary#9a (NS 791929): p.226.

ANTONINE WALL - (1) Carriden, W. Lothian: (i) road from E gateway (NT 026808), (ii) possible signal station S of fort (NT 024805): p.226; (2) Nether Kinneill, Bo'ness, section across Wall (NS 965799): p.226; (3) Watling Lodge, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, fortlet (NS 862797): pp.226/7 & fig.3; (4) Wilderness Plantation, Cadder, Lanarkshire, rampart base of Wall (NS 603723): p.227; (5) Balmuildy, Cadder: (i) Balmuildy Road, Wall and ditch (NS 588718), (ii) N of Balmuildy Rd., Wall (NS 586718), (iii) outside NW angle of fort, Wall and ditch: pp.227/8; (6) Westerwood, Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire, negative signs of vicus (NS 761773): p.228; (7) Wester Shirva, Kirkintilloch, Wall and ditch (NS 684752): p.228; (8) Bearsden, New Kilpatrick, buildings in fort praetentura (NS 545721): p.228 & fig.4 p.229.

RENFREWSHIRE - (1) Dumbuck - Bishopton, Clyde crossing, causeway (NS 423743 - NS 430726): p.228.

AYRSHIRE - (1) New Cumnock Roman road: Calton (NS 589165), Carsgailoch Hill (NS 546140), Rankinston (NS 439138): pp.228/9.

KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE - (1) Moss Raploch, New Galloway, R-B circular hut (NX 554777): p.229.

DUMFRIESSHIRE - (1) Shieldhill, Tinwald, fortlet discovered (NY 031854): p.230.



NORTHUMBERLAND - (1) Beaufront Red House ...

by R.P. Wright, R.S.O. Tomlin & M.W.C. Hassall (284)


  1. Southwark London - Part of funeral inscription of oolitic limestone found in 1974 on the Swan Street/Great Dover Street site in a ditch containing much 4th-century material (TQ 3251 7960): D(IS).M(ANIBVS)‌...]ITIOT[...‌...]E[....
  2. Lincoln/Lindum, Lincolnshire - Three inscribed architrave blocks of a monumental building and a fourth unmarked, found in 1973 during excavations between the Falcon Hotel and Bank Street (SK977713): a) ...]LL[.]DEL[...; b) ...]RESPRO[...; d) ...]INC[... or ...]II[....
  3. Long Bennington, Lincolnshire - Relief of a biped phallus cut into oolitic limestone, advancing right with a person riding and brandishing a whip (SK829472). Text positioned below the phallus reads: N MIT‌SM.
  4. Castleford/Lagentium, Yorkshire - A thin building stone of millstone grit was found in the destruction levels of a group of shops in the vicus, where it had evidently been re-used (SE425255). The thinness of the slab indicates that it was not designed to be load-bearing, and that it was probably positioned in the turf-rampart of the original fort: > LAT‌VM.
  5. Brougham Castle/Brocavum, Westmorland/Cumbria - Most of a tombstone in local New Red Sandstone was discovered during ploughing just north of the A66(T) almost ½ mile east of the fort (NY768663): ...]ALIS.VIXIT‌...].LXXX‌...]S.AVNC.‌...]VM.POSV; [D(is) M(anibus)]‌[.....]alis vixit‌[annis] LXXX‌[.... -u]s a(v)unc(ulo)‌[titul]um posu(it)‌.
  6. Chesterholm/Vindolanda, Northumberland - Buff sandstone columnar altar found beside a water-tank in the west part of the vicus (NY768663): DEO‌S VE‌TIRI‌POS‌[....
  7. Chesterholm - Capital and part of die of buff sandstone altar found in 1974 in a field-wall south of the 3rd-C. fort (NY711662): DEO VE‌[...]N[.]‌[....

only items of military or special note are listed here

  1. Brancaster/Branodunum, Norfolk - Fragment of thick tile found in 4th-century occupation layer in the vicus beside the road 200m outside the west gate of the fort (TS779439), deeply impressed with the stamp: C(O)H(ORS) I AQ(VITANORVM).