Here is a large, wrought iron Roman axehead wih ears set just behind the eye. The outside, as you can see, is peeling badly.
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Axe HeadRough Castle Roman Fort140-165 AD2002-056-001Falkirk Museumwrought ironL 24cm x H 6.5cm x W 4.5cm x L 3cm
Shield StiffenerRough Castle Roman Fort140-165 AD1997-036-001Falkirk MuseumironL 14.2cm
Here is an iron bar with a splayed terminal.
BeadRough Castle Roman Fort1926 AD1975-044-001Falkirk MuseumGlassD 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 Fort140-165 AD1972-072-009Falkirk MuseumClayL 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 WhorlRough Castle Roman Fort140-165 AD1972-072-008Falkirk MuseumDia 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
BroochMumrills Roman Fort140-165 AD1983-020-001Falkirk MuseumCopperL 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 StoneMumrills Roman Fort140-165 AD1983-011-001Falkirk MuseumStoneL 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 WareMumrills Roman Fort140-165 AD1983-008-004/002Falkirk MuseumClayL 5.4cm x W 1.8cm
Here is a body sherd with part if what appears to be a large animal decoration.
Samian WareMumrills Roman Fort140-165 AD1983-008-004/001Falkirk MuseumClayL 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 WareMumrills Roman Fort140-165 AD1983-008-004Falkirk MuseumClay
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.