The cavalry cohort of the Africans was sent to the Low Countries during the Batavian Revolt (69-70) to restore peace. The Germanic soldier Gumattius evidently served in this cavalry cohort at the time. The inscription on the gravestone reads: ‘Marcus Traianius Gumattius, son of Gaisio, veteran of the cavalry cohort of the Africans, directed in his will that [this stone] be erected.’


  • Title: Gravestone
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 0098/0150
  • Location: Dodewaard, Nederland
  • Physical Dimensions: w100 x h144 x d12 cm
  • Datering: 98-150 AD
  • Afmetingen: 144 x 100 x 12 cm
  • Type: gravestone
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: limestone

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