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Objects Database

This database lists many of the objects found along the Antonine Wall.
  • Found
  • Date
  • Held
  • Accession number
  • Material
  • Dimensions
  • Video
  • Platter, Samian, Balmuildy farm

    Balmuildy farm
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.216
    Clay, fired
    max dimensions 6cm x 4.8cm
    Context:
    Balmuildy fort; vicinity of, Mid 2nd C. AD Roman, Antonine
    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • platter, samian, (form 18/31), shallow

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 - 180
    Huntarian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.207
    Clay, fired
    0.1875 (est.diam.) x 0.0925 m (base)
    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • Head of a Goddess

    Bearsden
    AD 142-65
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1983.1
    Sandstone
    H: 17cm x W: 11 cm

    Found during an excavation of a Roman bath-house on the Antonine Wall at Bearsden north of Glasgow in 1973, this head is presumably derived from a bust or statue of about half life-size. The carving incorporates many Celtic elements, such as the down-turned lips and the lentoid eyes, and was doubtless made by a local craftsman. The head has sometimes been identified as Fortuna, Good Fortune, often venerated in military bath-houses by soldiers of the Roman army. (L. Keppie)

     

    References: CAT BREEZE, D.J. 1974 FIG KEPPIE, L.J.F. & ARNOLD, B.J. 1984 50, plate 35
  • Distance Slab, Twentieth Legion, Hutcheson Hill

    Hutcheson Hill
    AD 142 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.8
    Sandstone
    H 67cm x W 85cm x D 12cm

    Inscription:

    Inscription reads: "For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, father of his country, a detachment of the Twentieth Valiant and Victorious Legion completed [the work] over a distance of 3000 feet"

    Found: 1865

    RIB: 2198

    (plaster cast only; original lost)

    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934 PUBL COLLINGWOOD, R.G. and WRIGHT, R.P. 1965 PUBL KEPPIE, L.J.F. 1979
  • Distance Slab, Sixth Legion, Castlehill

    Castlehill
    AD 142 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.6
    Sandstone
    H 76cm x W 149cm x D 18cm

    Inscription: IMP CAESAR T AELIO HADRIANO ANTONINO AVG PIO P P VEXILLATIO LEG VI VICTR P F PER M P III DCLXVIS

    Inscription reads: "For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, father of his country, a detachment of the Sixth Victorious Loyal and Faithful Legion [built this] over a distance of 3666 ½ paces"

    Found: in or before 1696-1698

    RIB: 2196

    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934 PUBL COLLINGWOOD,R.G. and WRIGHT,R.P. 1965 PUBL KEPPIE, L.J.F. 1979
  • Distance Slab, Twentieth Legion

    Antonine Wall Central
    AD 142-180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1
    Sandstone
    H 87cm x W 97cm x D 10.5cm

    Inscription: IMP CAESARI T AELIO HADRIANO ANTONINO AVG PIO P P VEXILLATIO LEG XX VAL VIC F PER MIL P III                           

    Inscription reads: "For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, Father of his Country, a detachment of the Twentieth Valiant and Victorious Legion built [this] over a distance of 3000 paces."

    Found: c. 1603

    RIB: 2173

    This stone was found at an unknown location on the line of the Antonine Wall but must belong to the central portion of the Wall line.

    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934 PUBL COLLINGWOOD,R.G. and WRIGHT,R.P. 1965 PUBL KEPPIE, L.J.F. 1979 p.20, no. 2
  • Arrowheads, Twechar

    Twechar
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1936.176
    iron
    L 0.032-0.041m
    Context:
    Courtyard Well at 13.16m Depth, Bar Hill Fort
    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. & PARK, A. 1906 pp.115ff, fig.42.1 & 3, PUBL ROBERTSON, A., SCOTT, M. & KEPPIE, L. 1975 p.99.13, fig.32.13
  • Arrowheads, Twechar

    Twechar
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1936.177
    iron
    L 0.052-0.06m

    With tang for insertion into shaft, perhaps to serve as fire arrows.

    Context:
    Courtyard Well at 13.16m Depth, Bar Hill Fort
    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. & PARK, A. 1906 pp.115ff, fig.42.2, PUBL ROBERTSON, A., SCOTT, M. & KEPPIE, L. 1975 p.99.14, fig.32.14
  • Mortarium Rim Fragment, Grey

    Twechar
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1936.474
    Clay

    marks: Manufacturer's stamp; AXCHA (retrograde)

    fabric: hard white clay

    manufacture: VARIOUS Wroxeter

    Context:
    Bar Hill Fort
    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. & PARK, A. 1906 pp.69-70, PUBL ROBERTSON, A., SCOTT, M. & KEPPIE, L. 1975 p.142.3; fig.49.3
  • Blade, Scythe, Curving

    Twechar
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1936.214
    iron
    L 0.25m

    wedge-shaped in section

    Context:
    Courtyard Well, Bar Hill Fort
    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. & PARK, A. 1906 fig.39.8 PUBL ROBERTSON, A., SCOTT, M. & KEPPIE, L. 1975 p.102.28; fig..34.28

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