Attested: RC Eburocaslum
Where: a fort on Dere Street at Cappuck (in Roxburghshire at NT69502123) or Pennymuir
Name origin: Latin ebur ‘ivory’, hence ‘boar’ as in OE eofor and in Eburacum. The caslum part is presumably a corruption of castrum or castellum.
Notes: The 20th legion left part of an inscription at Cappuck, which includes a clear image of a boar, its emblem. Boars also show clearly on their inscriptions found at Bremenium and Bremetennacum.
Last Edited: 6 August 2016