Roman town in Gwent and tribal capital of the Silures (Venta Silurum). Roman occupation in south Wales pivoted around the legionary fortress at Caerleon until the Hadrianic stimulation of ad 121–2. Hadrian clearly considered the area ready for local self‐government and the Roman town of Caerwent was developed. The administration of the tribe by the town council is specifically attested in an inscription.
Subjects: British History.