He is clad in a chiton fastened on the right shoulder by a clasp or brooch, while below is a fringed undergarment which descends to the right knee. Figure 49
On his head is a helmet, terminating in a high, rounded crest, a headpiece more nearly related to the tall peaked metal cap worn by the Gaulish warrior of the Tombeau de la Gorge-Meillet,[1] or to the well-known helmet of Berru,[2] than to the headpiece of the Roman legionary. In his right hand he carries an object which looks like a heavy carved staff, but which is possibly meant for a thunderbolt. The shield on his left arm shows the raised boss and the studs that fastened the leather covering. On the ground beside him is a wheel with eight spokes, the large hub and the raised tyre being distinctly indicated. The same association of ideas appears on two altars dedicated to Jupiter by the Second Cohort of the Tungrians and found at Walton House on the wall of Hadrian; they are sculptured with the thunderbolt and the wheel.[3]

Another highly interesting ornament was found at the bottom of the ditch of the early fort. It is made of rounded brass wire of a bright golden colour (Plate XC.). The length is 37¾ inches, and the wire is ¾ of an inch thick. The trumpet-shaped terminals are neatly tooled, while along the back, for a length of 12 inches, the surface takes a pentagonal form and is tooled on three sides with an ornamental design, consisting of a band of S-shaped curves forming a wavy line with hatching on either side. When found, it was twisted entirely out of shape; the whole had been doubled, with the trumpet-shaped ends brought together, and had then been folded back a

1 Fourdrignier, Double Sépulture gauloise de la Gorge-Meillet, plate viii.

2 Bertrand, Archéologie celtique et gauloise, p. 357, plate xi.

3 Bruce, The Roman Wall, pp. 278, 280.