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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
  • Hinge Plate

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 -180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.91
    iron
    0.19 x 0.002-.003 m

    strap, terminating in a hook (0.02m)

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

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.89
    iron
    0.20 x 0.10 x 0.01-.025 m

    One limb of a pair of shears.

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

    Balmuildy farm
    AD 42 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1922.88
    iron
    0.095 x 0.03 m
  • Shield Stiffener

    Rough Castle Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1997-036-001
    iron
    L 14.2cm

    Here is an iron bar with a splayed terminal.

  • Chariot Wheel

    Twechar
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1936.91
    Wood (ash and elm), iron
    D 88cm

    One-piece felloe (enclosed by iron tyre), eleven spokes, nave of elm and hubs lined with iron.

    Context:
    Refuse Pit 6, 2.44m depth, Bar Hill Fort
    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. & PARK, A. 1906 pp.92ff., fig.34 PUBL ROBERTSON, A., SCOTT, M. & KEPPIE, L. 1975 pp.48 & 50, no.1, fig.14,
  • Slag, Lump

    Twechar
    142 - 180 AD
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1936.86
    Iron (or Stone)
    H 0.076m x L 0.045m

    Incorporates piece of sandstone.

    Context:
    Bar Hill Fort
    References: PUBL ROBERTSON, A., SCOTT, M. & KEPPIE, L. 1975 p.48, no.64
  • Iron Object

    Mumrills Roman Fort
    140-165 AD
    Falkirk Museum
    1974-002-001
    wrought iron
    L 15.5.cm x W 3.2cm

    Here is a broken iron band which tapers along its length. The item has been heavily conserved and is corroded. It has been interpreted as a knife blade. 

  • Metal Strip

    Old Kilpatrick
    AD 142-80
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM:F.1928.58
    iron
    H 0.083 x W0.002m

    Metal strip, round; thin and spindly.

     

    Context:
    Old Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.
  • Metal Strips

    Old Kilpatrick
    AD 142-80
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM:F.1928.57
    iron
    H0.07m x W0.003m

    Metal strips, rounded; thin and bent.

     

     

    Context:
    Old Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.
  • Metal Bar

    Old Kilpatrick
    AD 142-80
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM:F.1928.56
    iron
    H0.055m x L0.02m x W0.006m

    Metal bar, square-sectioned, curved & splaying at one end.

     

     

    Context:
    Old Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.

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