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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.

  • Shield Stiffener

    Rough Castle Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1997-036-001
    iron
    L 14.2cm

    Here is an iron bar with a splayed terminal.

  • Bead

    Rough Castle Roman Fort
    1926 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1975-044-001
    Glass
    D 3.3cm x H 0.9cm x D 08cm

    Here is a green glass bead with yellow streaks and a D-shape at the cross section. The University of Bradford undertook an X-ray Fluorescence analysis of the object in 1974 and provided the following information: "Green-Yellow quoit bead... the bead is made of lead glass, and copper, iron and antimony seem to have been used as colorants. A small amound of tin was also detected; this may have been introduced as an impurity in one of the other metals. The form and composition of the bead made it unlikely to be pre-Roman date." In the museum's old register it was listed as "found near Roman fort, probably Rough Castle." It was assumed in later correspondance that it was found circa 1926.

  • Brick (paw print)

    Rough Castle Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1972-072-009
    Clay
    L 9.4cm x W 8.4cm x H 4.8cm

    Here is an almost square piece of flue tile in orange red fabric with a paw print of a dog on the upper face. The end has been patched with white plaster to hold it together.

  • Spindle Whorl

    Rough Castle Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1972-072-008
    Dia 3.5 cm

    This is a disc-shaped spindle whorl made from a black-burnished pot. Written on one side in ink is "R.19" an on the other in pencil "ROUGH CASTLE".

    Context:
    Textile Industry, Whorl, Roman, Rough Castle
  • Brooch

    Mumrills Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1983-020-001
    Copper
    L 3.7cm x W 3.2cm x W 0.1cm

    Here is a very worn copper alloy disc brooch. Pivot lugs for a pin can be seen on the back. This was found in the Roman annexe at Mumrils.

    Context:
    Mumrills Roman Annexe
  • Carved Stone

    Mumrills Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1983-011-001
    Stone
    L 37cm x W 21cm x W 13cm

    Here is a sandstone block with palmate design removed from the estate wall at Parkhill, Polmont, newar the Salmon Inn Brae in 1935. It is thought to have been part of a funerary monument from Mumrills Roman Fort, cf Camelon and Gellygaer. 

    Context:
    Parkhill estate wall
  • Samian Ware

    Mumrills Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1983-008-004/002
    Clay
    L 5.4cm x W 1.8cm

    Here is a body sherd with part if what appears to be a large animal decoration.

  • Samian Ware

    Mumrills Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1983-008-004/001
    Clay
    L 3.5cm x H 2.6cm

    Here is a body sherd of samian ware showing traces of egg and dart bordering above a horizontal dotted line with a roundel below containing part of a figure. 

  • Samian Ware

    Mumrills Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1983-008-004
    Clay

    Here are three body sherds of samian ware. Two of which are decorated, one showing traces of egg and dart bordering surrounding a roundel containing part of a figure. 

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