The pre-eminent Roman specialist Dr Richard Reece was on hand at the site to translate the inscription, and revealed it read ‘In memory of Bodicia. Wife. Lived 27 years’.
Chief Executive of Cotswold Archaeology, Neil Holbrook said it was amazing the tombstone had survived “When they built the garage in the 1960s they scraped across the top of the stone to put a beam in. If they’d gone a couple of inches lower they’d have smashed it to smithereens.”
Source: Past Horizons: http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2015/inscribed-roman-tombstone-found-in-southwest-england