Deceangli or Deceangi (Welsh: Tegeingl) were one of the
Celtic tribes living in Britain, prior to the Roman invasion of the
island. The tribe lived in
Wales but it is uncertain whether their
territory covered only the modern counties of Flintshire,
Denbighshire and part of Cheshire in what is now England or whether it
extended further west. They lived in hill forts running in a chain
Clwydian Range and their tribal capital was Canovium.
Assaults on the Welsh tribes were made under the legate Publius
Ostorius Scapula who attacked the
Deceangli in 48 AD. They
appear to have surrendered with little resistance, unlike the Silures
Ordovices who put up a long and bitter resistance to Roman
rule. No Roman town is known to have existed in the territory of this
tribe, though the auxiliary fort of
Canovium (Caerhun) was probably in
their lands and may have had a civilian settlement around it.
Roman mine workings of lead and silver are evident in the regions
occupied by the Deceangli. Several sows of lead have been found in
Chester, one weighing 192 lbs bears the markings: IMP VESP AVGV T
IMP III DECEANGI. Another, found near Tarvin Bridge, weighing
179 lbs is inscribed: IMP VESP V T IMP III COS DECEANGI and is
dated to 74 CE. Both are displayed in the Grosvenor Museum.
List of Celtic tribes
^ "RBO - Deceangi". roman-britain.org. Archived from the original on 6
December 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
^ "Kingdoms of British Celts - Gangani &
historyfiles.co.uk. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
^ Jones, B.; Grealey, S.; Bestwick, J.D. (1974). Roman Manchester.
Sherratt for Manchester Excavation Committee.
^ a b Davies, J. (2007). A History of Wales. Penguin Adult.
^ Jones, P. (2009). Illustrated History of Chester. DB Publishing.
Deceangi at Roman-Britain.org
Deceangli at Romans in Britain
Iron Age tribes in Britain
Part of: Celti