Marcus Appius Bradua

Marcus Appius Bradua – Probable Governor of Britannia from c.115AD to 118

The ordinary consuls in Rome for the year 108AD (a.u.c. 861) were Appius Annius Trebonius Gallus and Marcus Atilius Metilius Bradua. This junior consul may well be the man who was later sent by the emperor Trajan to govern the British province. He was seemingly replaced by the emperor Hadrian almost as soon as he rose to power in August 117AD.

Bradua – Epigraphic Evidence for Marcus Appius Bradua

RIB 419 Tomen-y-Mur, Gwynedd

An inscription on a stone from Tomen-y-Mur in Gwynedd (RIB 419) reads: … BRADVA … PRO PRAETORE or “[…] Bradua […] Propraetor”, which at least indicates that there was a propraetor [Roman Governor] of Britain who possessed that name. It is possible that the stone should be dated to the later Hadrianic period, perhaps c. 126AD after Platorius Nepos.