Tombstone of Aurelius Lucius, from Deva (Chester) Dis Manibus Aureli Luci equitis heres faciendum curavit. This means: "To the spirits of the departed and (the spirit) of Aurelius Lucius, cavalryman. His heir had this made." The Romans usually recruited their cavalry from the less civilised parts of the Empire. Aurelius' appearance, with large moustache and stiff spiky hair, suggests that he came from a barbarian background.