Graveslab of Salmanes, Shirva, Twechar
A graveslab erected to Salmanes, a fifteen year old boy, by his father, also called Salmanes. The inscription reads: "To the spirits of the departed, Salmanes lived fifteen years. Salmanes put (this) up". The name suggests a Middle Eastern origin for both, reflecting the multicultural nature of the Roman community on the Antonine Wall and, as no rank is given for Salmanes senior, it is possible that he was a trader or merchant. It was found before 1731 at Shirva, near Twechar and is 49 cm wide by 122 cm high and 11 cm thick.
Hunterian Museum GLAHM F37