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Objects Database

This database lists many of the objects found along the Antonine Wall.
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  • Samian Ware (Rivet)

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2010-006-336
    Clay
    L 4.5cm

    Here is a body sherd showing the lower zone of decoration. It is divided into panels by two vertical wavy/beaded lines ending in basal blobs. The right panel contains the arm of a man, possibly seated, with the rivet hole on the edge.

  • Tile

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2010-006-329
    Clay
    200g

    Here are five pieces of curved tile which were either used for imbrex tiling or for field draining.

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  • Glass Ware

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2010-006-305
    Glass
    L 2.5cm

    Here is a sherd from the base of an aquamarine square glass jar with a circular ridge.

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  • Mortarium

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2010-006-295
    Clay
    L 12cm

    Here is a large base in a soft buff-brown fabric with large white, grey and red-brown angular trituration grit. These stand proud of the matric and it is evident that this vessel was never used. There is an abundance of small rounded quartz granules on the outer face.

  • Beaker

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2010-006-292
    Clay
    L 3.4cm

    Here is a body sherd in micaceous buff fabric with a dark brown-grey slip. Two rows of rouletted decoration consiting of diagonal slashes can be seen between two sets of two grooves.

  • Beaker

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2010-006-292
    Clay
    L 2.5cm

    This is a thin body sherd with a soapy black, highly burnished external face suggesting it could belong to a poppyhead beaker.

  • Samian Ware

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2010-006-238
    Clay
    L 5.4cm

    Here is a decorated body sherd. The ovolo is above a beaded line. A vertical wavy line meets this at a rosette with a chevron stack to the left.

  • Black-burnished Ware

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2010-006-208
    Clay

    Here is a large rim with two joining base sherds representing almost quarter of a dish with grooved rim and carinated base with external sooting. There is diagonal line decoration on a very glossy face with scribing on the base.

  • Bone

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2010-006-204
    Bone

    Here are four calcined fragments of bone.

  • Samian Ware

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2010-006-189
    Clay
    L 3.2cm

    This is a worn body sherd with freestyle decoration below the remnant of the ovolo. The decoration includes the fore part of an animal, probably a lion.

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