Serdunum

AttestedSerduno at position 143 in the Ravenna Cosmography

Where:  The Roman fort at Wallsend on Tyne at NZ30026602.

Name origin:  Latin sero ‘to join’, from PIE *ser- ‘to join’, would fit this position at the end of Hadrian's Wall.  Plus of course dunum ‘fort’.

Notes:  It is possible (as Rivet & Smith suggested) that Serduno was corrupted from Segeduno, but there is also a case that the name Segedunum really belongs across the Tyne to the fort and supply base at South Shields.

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