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Objects Database

This database lists many of the objects found along the Antonine Wall.
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  • Axe Head

    Rough Castle Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    2002-056-001
    wrought iron
    L 24cm x H 6.5cm x W 4.5cm x L 3cm

    Here is a large, wrought iron Roman axehead wih ears set just behind the eye. The outside, as you can see, is peeling badly.

  • Amphorae (stamped)

    Mumrills Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1983-008-002
    Clay
    388g

    Here are two handle sherds of an amphorae. One is stamped "ASACSR"

  • Amphorae (graffito)

    Mumrills Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1983-008-001/001
    Clay
    L 16.5cm x W 8cm

    Here is a shoulder of a Dressel 20 amphora with the letter "IISTIV" scratched on after firing. This appears to be the personal name Aestivus. This is a well attested name, but the first occurrence of it known from Britain. II (ie) for ae is a Vulgarism.

  • Cheese Press

    Mumrills Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1972-069-362
    Clay
    L4.9cm

    This is an incomplete base of a cheese press in pale orange, buff fabric and is heavily ridged on the inside. Written on the inside is MA.Dist. 

  • Samian Ware

    Mumrills Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1972-069-1111
    Clay
    L 7.5cm x W 5.7cm

    Here is a beaded rim sherd with a wide plain band and the top of the egg and dart band.