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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
  • 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.

  • Bead, Melon

    Bar Hill Fort
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1936.258/4
    Glass
    D 11.86mm x H 10.8mm

    Accession book reads "Four melon shaped beads" see F.1936.258/1 and /2, /4

  • Bead, Melon

    Bar Hill Fort
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1936.258/3
    Glass
    D 11.86mm x H 10.8mm

    Accession book reads "Four melon shaped beads" see F.1936.258/1 and /2, /4

  • Bead, Melon

    Bar Hill Fort
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1936.258/2
    Glass
    D 11.55mm x H 9.85mm

    Accession book reads "Four melon shaped beads" see F.1936.258/1 and /3, /4

  • Bead, Melon

    Bar Hill Fort
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1936.258/1
    Glass
    D 13.68mm x H 11.9mm (approx)

    Accession book reads "Four melon shaped beads" see F.1936.258/2 to /4

  • Bead

    Old Kilpatrick
    142-180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM:C.1928.10
    Glass (yellow)

    Accession book reads "From the site of the old Roman Fort, Old Kilpatrick (presentation after excavation 1923-4)".

     

    Context:
    Old Kilpatrick
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