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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
  • 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
  • Head of a Nymph or Goddess

    Balmuildy fort
    AD 142-180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.10
    Sandstone
    0.30 x 0.25m
    Context:
    cold bath room, annexe bathhouse, SE of fort
    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922 PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934
  • Head of a Satyr

    Birrens Fort
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM 138052
    Bronze
    5 x 5.6 cms
  • Fountainhead

    Bearsden
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM: 138045
    Sandstone
    26 x 25 x 29 cms
  • 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
  • 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.