White, William - Artist
Roman Sepulchre found at York in 1768.
Archæologia II. p. 177.
The whole Length about 3 foot 6 Inches
The enclosed drawing is a Roman sepulchre found in digging over a piece of fresh ground for a garden, a little beyond ye West parts of ye Walls of ye City of York, in1768; and of which an exact account has been already sent to the Antiquarian Society.
Fig 1. Is the sepulchre in situ.
2. One of the Tiles which closed up each end of ye
sepulchre, upon each was stamped the Inscription
LEG IX HISP.
3. An Urn, or Vessel of red course clay; its height
8¼, diameter 5¼ Inches.
4. An Urn of blue clay; height 7 3/10, diameter 6½
5. A piece of blue slate, with which it was covered
6. An Urn of red clay, but of a different form, & broken;
height 4¼, diam. 4¾ Inches.
7. A Ring of Silver, weighing 7 dwts, found near ye
There were also part of ye os Humeri, and ye lower Jaw-bone containing all its Teeth perfect. Several coins were found by ye Workmen, all of Brass, and obliterated, except one of 2d size well preserved. IMP CAES DOMIT AUG GERM COS XII CENS PERP PP, Caput Domitiani laureatum. Rev: FIDE PUBLICAE S.C. Figura muliebris stans, dexter spicas cum papavere, læva patarum vel plasentam.
In the possession of William White F.A.S.
Reference (free text)
John Burton, 'An Account of a Roman Sepulchre, Found near York, in 1768', Archaeologia 2 (1773): 177-80.
Illustration (Engraving), pl. X, opp. p. 177.