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Group of Four Nails
Scotland (Place Created)
Inchtuthil, Caputh, Perthshire, Scotland (Place Found)
1st century A.D.
Gift of Norman J. Cowan
Group of four iron nails of various lengths and sizes from the Roman legionary fortress at Inchtuthil, Scotland.
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.
“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].