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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
  • Brooch, Penannular

    Balmuildy fort
    AD 42 -180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.123
    Bronze
    0.025 x 0.0275 m
    References: PUBL MILLER, S.N. 1922
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Brooch

    Old Kilpatrick
    AD 142-80
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM:F.1928.61
    Bronze
    H0.028m x W0.0025m

    Penannular brooch with knob terminal.  

     

     

    Context:
    Old Kilpatrick fort, building XII, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.
  • Brooch

    Old Kilpatrick
    AD 142-80
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM:F.1928.60
    Bronze
    H0.038m x W0.0025m

    Penannular brooch with knob terminal.

     

     

    Context:
    Old Kilpatrick fort, building XII, Old Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.
  • Brooch

    Old Kilpatrick
    AD 142-80
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM:F.1928.59
    Bronze and tin
    H0.023m x W0.0125m

    Brooch, bow, with spiral spring; bow decorated with circle motif in tin.

     

    Context:
    Old Kilpatrick fort, building XII, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.
  • Wax intaglio impression

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1978-433-002
    Wax
    W 2.7cm x L 3.4cm

    This is a modern impression of a Roman intaglio found at Castlecary. It is made in red wax and on a paper backing. It shows a female figure holding an apple in one hand and a dish of fruit in the other.

  • Wax Intaglio impression

    Castlecary Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1978-433-001
    Wax
    W 2.8cm x L 2.9cm

    This is a modern impression of a Roman intaglio found at Castlecary. It is made in red wax and on a paper backing. It shows a figure, possibly of Jupiter, seated with an eagle.

  • 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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