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Group of Four Nails

Object Details

Title:

Group of Four Nails

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Places:

Scotland (Place Created)

Inchtuthil, Caputh, Perthshire, Scotland (Place Found)

Date:

1st century A.D.

Medium:

Iron

Object Number:

78.AI.252

Credit Line:

Gift of Norman J. Cowan

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Object Description

Group of four iron nails of various lengths and sizes from the Roman legionary fortress at Inchtuthil, Scotland.

Provenance
Provenance
1960

Found: Inchtuthil, Caputh, Perthshire, Scotland (excavated by Sir Ian Richmond, first recorded in Covilles Magazine, 1960)

by 1977 - 1978

Norman J. Cowan (Chicago, Illinois), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1978.

Bibliography
Bibliography

“A Little Before Our Time: Seven Tons of history at Dalzell.” Colvilles Magazine (Motherwell: 1960), pp. 2-4.

Angus, N. S., G.T. Brown, and H.F. Cleere. “The iron nails from the Roman legionary fortress at Inchtuthil, Perthshire.” In Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute (November 1962), pp. 956-968 [on the nail hoard].

Pitts, L. F. and J.K. St. Joseph. Inchtuthil: The Roman Legionary Fortress, Britannia Monograph Series 6 (London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, 1985), pp. 109-113, 289-292 [on the excavation and nail hoard].