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CARATACUS STONE

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An inscribed early Christian memorial stone known as the Caractacus Stone. It is a free-standing, roughly wedge-shaped block with an incised inscription on the east face. Further text on this or the other faces may have weathered away. The surviving text is in Latin and reads 'CARAACI' and 'NEPVS'. This has been translated to mean 'kinsman of Caratacus' and it is generally accepted that the stone was erected as a memorial to someone claiming descent from Caratacus.

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