Stanstead Abbotts Local History Society
Regina of the Catellavauni.
Wife to Burates Born in Syria.
Impact of visitors; At South Shields there is a tombstone from a husband showing love for a wife who shared his travels.
Originally from the 2,000 year-
What of it? Well isn't it amazing that such a minor discovery can spark off a trail of imagination?
The Catellavauni were from Hertfordshire. Their ancient pre-
From the collection of Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.
This tombstone shows Regina sitting with her jewellery box. Regina came from southern Britain and was the slave, and later the wife, of Barates from Syria.