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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
  • Holdfast

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.103
    iron
    0.11x 0.01 m

    To secure flue-tiles to walls. T-shaped.

    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • Holdfast

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.101
    iron
    0.14 x 0.01-.02 m

    Bracketed with one rivet-hole at right angles to the end rivet.

    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • Worked Metal

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.100
    iron
    0.07 x 0.005-.025 x 0.005 m

    Lozenge-shaped worked metal.

    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • Tanged and slotted implement

    Balmuildy farm
    Ad 42 -180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.99
    iron
    0.11 x 0.02-.035 m

    Slit at opposite end to tang; function unclear.

    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • Mandril / Anvil

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.98
    iron
    0.05 x 0.015 x 0.015 m

    Upper edge has concave indentation like an anvil worn down by hammering of metal objects with a sharp edge. One side has similar indentation showing concentric semicircular marks. Suggest anvil for manufacturing nails. (JCH. 7/96)

  • Plane

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.97
    iron
    0.18 x 0.05 x 0.02 m

    Thin, flat blade with three perforations; solid stem.

    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • Spatulate Instrument

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 -180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.96
    iron
    0.16 x 0.02-.075 x 0.02 m

    Head tanged; broken at tip.

    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • Chisel

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.94
    iron
    0.11x 0.01x 0.01 m

    Butt indented by hammer blows.

    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • Wedge

    Balmuildy fort
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.93
    iron
    0.14 x 0.005-.03 x 0.03 m

    Butt indented by hammer blows.

    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • Axe Head

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 -180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.92
    iron
    16cm x 6cm

    Solid, with perforation for haft.

    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922

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