NGRef: ST6856
OSMap: LR172
Type: Major Settlement

Roads
Fosse Way: NNE (8) to Aqvae Svlis (Bath, Avon)
Fosse Way: SSW (8) to Shepton Mallet (Somerset)

Third Century Statue or Altar Base from Camerton

...ANVS ... CONDEDIT ... ET QVINTIANO COS

"[...] he has undertaken [...] and Quintianus were consuls.ยน"

(RIB 180; base; dated 235AD or 289)

  1. The consular mentioned in the trailing portion of this text is either; Lucius Tiberius Claudius Aurelius Quintinianus who was the junior colleague of Gnaeus Claudius Severus in 235AD (a.u.c.998), or less likely, Lucius Ragonius Quintianus who was consul for 289AD (a.u.c.1042) with Marcus Magrius Bassus his junior colleague.

Possible Romano-British Temple

"CAMERTON: unmethodically dug by J. Skinner in 1814-15 (Fig. 98). Building with several irregular rooms in semi-circular court with frontage of 75 ft. No precise parallel. Part of dedicatory inscription dated (probably) 235 [vide RIB 180 supra], skirt and feet of stone statue, pedestal with feet of four figures, large column capital, stone spearhead, painted plaster, pottery, etc., five coins (British and Vespasian to Constantine). All points to small shrine of unusual type." (Lewis 1966 p.96)

Click here for the RBO Temples and Shrines Index

See: Chronology of the Ancient World by E.J. Bickerman (Thames & Hudson, London, 1980);
Temples in Roman Britain by M.J.T. Lewis (Cambridge 1966);
The Roman Inscriptions of Britain by R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright (Oxford 1965).
All English translations, including any inherent mistakes, are my own.