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The Roman Inscriptions of Britain
by R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright
An Epitome

Start with Roman Milestones & Honorific Pillars Start with Inscriptions in Southern England

Volume 1 - The Inscriptions on Stone

South
England
  *   Wales   *   North
England
  *   Northern
Borders
  *   Hadrian's
Wall
  *   Scotland &
Antonine Wall
  *   Milestones
1 - 283284 - 574575 - 729730 - 12981299 - 20902091 - 22182219 - 2314

The information presented on these indexed pages has been summarized from the superb reference work The Roman Inscriptions of Britain - Vol.I Inscriptions on Stone by Prof. R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright (Oxford 1965).

In the RBO version the following information is presented; the R.I.B. designation number and observed Latin text, the nature and condition of medium, the date and place of its discovery, its current whereabouts - whether in a museum, private collection, still in situ, lost, destroyed, etc. - the date of the inscription, where it may be ascertained, also whether the text has been restored. In addition, all of the place-name headings on the linked pages are clickable, and lead to separate pages on each location where many of the inscriptions have been translated. All translations are, however, the work of the RBO WebMaster, Togodumnus, upon whom all blame should be laid for any inherent mistakes.

Summary of 'Critical Signs' Used in RBO Version

- symbol used as separator to indicate text on different parts of stone
... - indicates an entire line of text either indecipherable or missing
...xxx - indicates text missing on left of line or word, of any length
xxx... - indicates text missing on right
...xxx... - indicates text missing on both sides
xxx...xxx - indicates text missing in middle
[xxx] - indicates text deliberately deleted in antiquity but easily restored

Reference

The Roman Inscriptions of Britain - Vol.I Inscriptions on Stone by Prof. R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright (Oxford 1965)

Another computer-based version of this work, containing the entire Latin text of the RIB and including a host of additional inscriptions collated from the pages of the Journal of Roman Studies and Britannia, is available from the website by Guy de la Bedoyere, the author of many works on the Romano-British period, familiar to watchers of British Channel-4 Television's "Time Team" series. Hopefully, Guy will continue to keep his RIB page up to date, as it remains a superb 'single-hit' online reference and remains singularly influential in the production of this, the R.B.O. version of Collingwood and Wright's great work.

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