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These labour camps consisted of large rectangular enclosures surrounded by a rampart and ditch, within which rows of leather tents (papiliones) were erected. qxd 17/3/09 15:20 Page 41 Construction The whole frontier system was built by detachments of all three legions in Britannia, that is, vexillationes from the legiones II Augusta, VI Victrix pia fidelis and XX Valeria Victrix. As many as 20 of their distance slabs survive, elaborately embellished inscriptions that record the lengths of the Wall-rampart completed by the legionary work-parties engaged in building the Antonine frontier system.
66m deep. The upcast from the ditch was thrown out on its north side where it formed a substantial barrier in its own right. Where the ditch occupied a northwards slope, the upcast served to heighten the north face of the ditch and thus brought the faces to the same level. The third linear element in the frontier system was the so-called Military Way, the metalled service road that ran roughly parallel to the rampart some 46m to the south. 5m wide with a pronounced camber and drainage ditches on either side.
14). As these coins are dated to the end of AD 142, it seems logical to assume that the reoccupation of lowland Scotland occurred then. The new frontier system across the Forth–Clyde isthmus is dated by two inscriptions (RIB 2191–92) found at Balmuildy: each bear the name of Lollius Urbicus and it is assumed that commencement under this governor started no later than AD 143, the year he left the province. 3) Fort Building inscription1 Mumrills Altar Tombstone ala I Tungrorum (RIB 2140) Nectovelius, a soldier of cohors II Thracum eq (RIB 2142) Rough Castle cohors VI Nerviorum (RIB 2145) cohors VI Nerviorum (RIB 2144)2 Castlecary cohors I Tungrorum milliaria (RIB 2155) cohors I fida Vardullorum milliaria eq cR (RIB 2149) Bar Hill cohors I Baetasiorum cR (RIB 2170) 1.