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Objects Database

This database lists many of the objects found along the Antonine Wall.
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  • Distance Slab, Second Legion, Bridgeness

    Bridgeness
    AD 142-180
    National Museums Scotland
    X.FV 27
    Sandstone
    W. 2.743cm x H. 0.864 cm

    Inscription: IMP CAES TITO AELIO HADRI ANTONINO AVG PIO P P LEG II AVG PER M P IIII DCLII FEC LEG II AVG

    Inscription reads: "For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, father of his country, the Second Legion Augusta built (this work) for a distance of 4,652 paces. The Second Legion Augusta."

    Found: 1868

    RIB: 2139

    References: CIL vii 1088 Roach Smith Gent. Mag. (1731-1868) v (1868) 763 Lefroy in AJ xxvi (1869) 178 Cadell PSAS viii (1868-9) 109 pl. vii Macdonald JRS xi (1921) 3 no. 1 pl. i G. Macdonald RWS (1934) 362 pls. iii 2, lxi Cat. (1892) FV 27 Phillips PSAS cv (1972-4), 176-82 with Pl. 9 Close-Brooks PSAS cxi (1981), 519-21 Cat. (1990) no. 1 Canmore 49554  Trismegistos 156632 
  • Distance Slab, Sixth Legion, Balmuildy

    Balmuildy
    AD 139-61
    The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    A.1942.18
    Sandstone
    W. 1.473 × H. 0.762

    Inscription: IMP CAES T AELIO HADRI ANTONINO AVG PIO P P VEXILLA LEG VI VIC P F PER M P III ĐCLXVI S

    Inscription reads: "For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, father of his country, a detachment of the Sixth Legion Victrix Pia Fidelis (built this) for a distance of 3,666½ paces."

    Found: 1803

    RIB: 2194 

    References: CIL vii 1131 EE ix p. 628 Stuart Caledonia Romana (1845) 309 pl. ix 4 Stuart Caledonia Romana (ed. 2, 1852) 314 pl. xvi 3, 315 note c quoting Reekie Glasgow Courier 5 March 1803 G. Macdonald RWS (1911) 298 pl. xl 1 G. Macdonald RWS (1934) 376 pl. lxiv 2 Trismegistos 156687 
  • Distance Slab, Twentieth Legion, Castle Hill

    Castle Hill
    AD 139-161
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.1969.22
    Sandstone
    H 75cm x W 95cm x D 14cm

    Inscription: ITM HADRIANO AE ANTONINO AVG PIO P.P. VEX LEG XXVV FEC PP III

    Inscription reads: "For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, Father of his Country, a detachment of the Twentieth Valiant and Victorious Legion built [this] over a distance of 3000 feet"

    Found: Hutcheson Hill

    RIB: N/A

     

    References: PUBL 0 Britannia 1970.19 AE 1971, 225
  • Distance Slab, Westerwood

    Westerwood
    AD 142-180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM: F.16
    Sandstone
    H 84.5cm x W 36cm x D 14.5cm

    Inscrption: No remaining inscription

    Inscription reads: N/A

    Found: This stone was found at Arniebog, near Westerwood Roman Fort, in 1868.

    RIB: N/A

    Notes:

    Keppie notes that the style of the carving is reminiscent of the Twentieth Legion.

    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934 PUBL KEPPIE, L.J.F. 1979
  • Distance Slab, Second Legion, Carleith Farm

    Carleith Farm
    AD 142-180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.12
    Sandston
    H 55cm x W 68cm x D 16cm

    Inscription: IMP ANTON AVG PIO P P LEG II AVG F P III CCLXXI

    Inscription reads: "For the Emperor Antoninus Augustus Pius, father of his country, the Second Augustan Legion completed 3271 feet [of the wall]"

    Found: before 1699

    RIB: 2204

    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934 PUBL COLLINGWOOD,R.G. and WRIGHT,R.P. 1965 PUBL KEPPIE, L.J.F. 1979
  • Distance Slab, Twentieth Legion, Duntocher

    Duntocher
    AD 142-143
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.11
    Sandstone
    H 57cm x W 77cm x D 12cm

    Inscription: IMP C T AE HADRIANO ANTONINO AVG PIO P P VEX LEG XX VV FEC P

    Inscription reads:  "For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, father of his country, a detachment of the Twentieth Valiant and Victorious Legion built ...feet [of the wall]"

    Found: This stone (provenance and date unknown) was donated by the proprietor of Cochno Estate, Duntocher in 1695

    RIB: 2199

    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934 PUBL COLLINGWOOD,R.G. and WRIGHT,R.P. 1965 PUBL KEPPIE, L.J.F. 1979
  • Distance Slab, Second Legion, Duntocher

    Duntocher
    AD 142-180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.10
    Sandstone
    H 50cm x W 73cm x D 19cm

    Inscription: LEG II AVG F P IIII CXL

    Inscription reads: "The Second Augustan Legion built 4140 feet [of the wall]" This stone was probably found at Duntocher between .

    Found: 1826-1844

    RIB: 2203

    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934 PUBL COLLINGWOOD,R.G. and WRIGHT,R.P. 1965 PUBL KEPPIE, L.J.F. 1979 p.18, no.14
  • Distance Slab, Sixth Legion, Duntocher

    Duntocher
    AD 142-180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.9
    Sandstone
    H 76.5cm x W 119cm x D 17cm

    Inscription: IMP C T AELIO HADRIANO ANTONINO AVG P P VEX LEG VI VICTRICS P F OPVS VALLI P MMM CCXL F (Separately, on detachment flag, "VIRT AVG")

    Inscription reads:  "For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, Father of his Country, a detachment of the Sixth Victorious, Loyal and Faithful Legion built the work of the wall over a distance of 3240 feet. On vexillum "Valour of the Emperor"

    Found: Braidfield Farm near Duntocher Fort in 1812

    RIB: 2200

    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934 PUBL COLLINGWOOD,R.G. and WRIGHT,R.P. 1965 PUBL KEPPIE, L.J.F. 1979 p.17, no.12
  • Distance Slab, Twentieth Legion, Hutcheson Hill

    Hutcheson Hill
    AD 142 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.8
    Sandstone
    H 67cm x W 85cm x D 12cm

    Inscription:

    Inscription reads: "For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, father of his country, a detachment of the Twentieth Valiant and Victorious Legion completed [the work] over a distance of 3000 feet"

    Found: 1865

    RIB: 2198

    (plaster cast only; original lost)

    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934 PUBL COLLINGWOOD, R.G. and WRIGHT, R.P. 1965 PUBL KEPPIE, L.J.F. 1979
  • Distance Slab, Twentieth Legion, Castlehill

    Castlehill
    AD 142 - 180
    Hunterian Museum
    GLAHM F.7
    Sandstone
    H 72cm x W 82cm x D 13cm

    Inscription: IMP C T AELIO HADRIANO ANTONINO AVG PIO P P VEX LEG XX V F P P III

    Inscription reads: "For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, father of his country, a detachment of the Twentieth Valiant and Victorious Legion [built] this over a distance of 3000 feet"

    Found: 1847

    RIB: 2197

    References: PUBL MACDONALD, G. 1934 PUBL COLLINGWOOD,R.G. and WRIGHT,R.P. 1965 PUBL KEPPIE, L.J.F. 1979 p.15, no.9

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