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Robin Edgar Birley OBE (19 January 1935 – 29 August 2018) was a British archaeologist. He was the son of Eric Birley (a scholar of Hadrian's Wall) and brother of Anthony Birley. His wife Patricia Birley and son Andrew Birley are also published authors on Roman Vindolanda.
Step into the life of a Roman soldier and experience life on the front line of Emperor Hadrian’s formidable British frontier. Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum. Visit Roman Vindolanda today and you will find one of the North East’s most famous and not to be missed tourist attractions lying in the beautiful landscape of Hadrian's Wall Country.
Vindolanda: A Roman frontier post on Hadrian's Wall. London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd. 184 p. Bowman AK. 2003 (1994). Life and Letters on the Roman Fronteir: Vindolanda and its People. London: British Museum Press. 179 p. Bowman AK, Thomas JD, and Tomlin RSO. 2010. The Vindolanda Writing-Tablets (Tabulae Vindolandenses IV, Part 1). Britannia 41:187-224. Horrible, Speculative, Nasty, Dangerous": Assessing the Value of Roman Iron.
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The beautiful site the Romans called Vindolanda lies in south-west Northumberland, in the district of Tynedale.
Roman writing tablet from the Vindolanda Roman fort of Hadrian’s Wall,Source. The Vindolanda tablets are made from birch, alder and oak that grew locally, in contrast to stylus tablets, another type of writing tablet used in Roman Britain, which were imported and made from non-native wood.
November 1974, pp. 360-373. Roman Military Records from Vindolanda. The following group of wooden writing tablets is part of the discovery made by Mr. Robin Birley at Vindolanda during the summer of 1973. It is planned that the tablets will ultimately be published as a corpus in a volume of the Excavation Report for the site of Vindolanda.
Birley 1993, 73, for a later Lupul(us/a) at Vindolanda.
Robin birley anthony birley f our n e w w ri t I NG -t abl e t s. From. It is not clear whether by cives Roman citizens are meant, or rather 'fellow-citizens', in this case either Batavians, for the garrison at Vindolanda in period II was the cohors VIIII Batavorum, or some comparable ethnic group. The script is not particularly impressive. S and T are hard to distinguish from one another, likewise A and R. I is written very much like a P in amicos. Birley 1993, 73, for a later Lupul(us/a) at Vindolanda. Mcsy 66 has 146 in his area, 12 being natives of 'BG'.
Flavius Cerialis was the praefectus in command of Cohors IX Batavorum, which occupied Vindolanda from around AD 97 onwards.
In AD 84, Agricola had defeated the Caledonii of south-eastern Scotland at Mons Graupius, and was (according to his somewhat partisan biographer Tacitus) poised to conquer the rest of Britain when his army was recalled by the emperor Domitian, who needed it for his Chattan wars on the Rhine. Flavius Cerialis was the praefectus in command of Cohors IX Batavorum, which occupied Vindolanda from around AD 97 onwards.