Antonine Wall Fortlet and Fortlet
Cleddans fortlet was discovered in 1980. No coinage has been recovered, but three inscriptions on stone have been recovered from the area and are recorded in the R.I.B.. The first discovered was a gabled tablet featuring a running boar found in 1695 at Cochno House, now held in the Hunterian Museum (RIB 2199), a panelled tablet found in 1812 at Braidfield Farm, 400 yds W of Cleddans Farm, also resides in the Hunterian Museum (RIB 2200), and an ansate tablet depicting a palm tree and running boar found in 1865 just S of Wall on Hutcheson Hill was subsequently destroyed in a fire at Chicago, USA in 1871 (RIB 2198); all of these texts are shown and translated below.
RIB2198 - Distance Slab of the Twentieth Legion
AEL ▸ HADR
IANO ▸ AN
TONINO ▸ AVG ▸
PIO ▸ P ▸ P ▸ VEX ▸
LEG ▸ 8. For p(er) p(edum) ... (milia) see RIB 2197 n. Addenda from RIB+add. (1995): The text is almost identical with that of the new Hutcheson Hill 'distance slab' (Brit. i (1970), 309 No. 19 = RIB 3507).
RIB2200 - Distance Slab of the Sixth Legion
References for Cleddans
- A Survey of the Coin Finds from the Antonine Wall by Richard Abdy in Britannia xxxiii (2002) pp.189-217;
- The Roman Inscriptions of Britain by R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright (Oxford 1965).