Mouth-Piece; part 2 the theory…

Following on from part 1 here is one theory ~ because the Romans were sneaky, one of the clever things the Romans did, when they invaded was to keep the chieftains of the area conquered, on their side, by letting them still rule there own patch of land & people to rule over, all be it in name only, as the Romans would always have the last say, & once the chief died they would claim the land for Rome, a good example of this  is King Prasutagus of the British-Celtic-Iceni-Tribe, he ruled as a nominally independent ally of Rome & after his death he left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and the Roman Emperor in his will, & of course when he died, his will was ignored, & after which his daughters were raped (a normal practice in war, as it keeps the fear alive) this in turn led to a Revolt (by mum) Queen Boudica, the proclaimed Queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe, who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60 / 61..

So where does this link the York skeleton and Boudica, & why is this important, there is no link “per-se” between the two, its more of the practice of subduing the locals, or marring into the local culture, so should this skeleton from York prove to have an eastern link, were the other examples of this burial practice comes from, it would prove even in Roman times travel was widespread and that this “seemingly local” but unusual practice of the mouth plague, was known & spread from one end of the empire to the other” with the age of this women believed to be between 18 and 30 when she died, the question is, was she a wife, a favourite slave, part of a concubine or was she held to ransom from a ruler from the far eastern part of the empire…

Along with the mouth plaque she was buried with a “fake” silver coin dated between 202 to 210, which seems to be strange as to go to the lengths of sticking to tradition of the gold mouth plague yet she was buried with a fake silver coin, which was made of copper with a silver wash over the top, but during this period copper was high in price, so perhaps this was not as stingy as it seems, as the coin had the face of the Emperor Septimius Severus, on one side and Fortuna, the goddess of luck on the other, now Septimius Severus was Roman Emperor from 193 until his death in York in 211, now is the link between the two, was she the mistress of the Emperor who died in York & was the young women murdered to keep the truth from coming out with her traditional gold plague placed over her mouth to stop her dishonouring the emperor, or is that too simple… although it is not clear whether the woman was buried during this period or later, but I do like to assume there might be some link….

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