Eburocaslum

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.

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Last Edited: 6 August 2016