Who was Peregrinus?

Peregrinus is the name of a Roman citizen. His name means "The Wanderer". We know of him because he set up an altar at Aquae Sulis in Britannia. It tells us that he was born in the Rhineland. We do not know where else he travelled, but in travelling he was typical of many people in the Roman Empire who were able to move peacefully around the known world in a way that had never been possible before. Like Peregrinus, the modern citizen of Europe can now also travel without hindrance around the European Union and its adjacent countries. As we do not know where Peregrinus went we can take him anywhere in our imagination. In this project we follow him on a virtual cultural journey through the Roman Empire.

PEREGRINVS
SECVNDI FIL(ius)
CIVIS TREVER
LOVCETIO
MARTI ET
NEMETONA(e)
V(otum) S(olvit) L(ibens) M(erito)

Peregrinus, son of Secundus, a Treveran, to Loucetius Mars and Nemetona willingly and deservedly fulfilled his vow.