Roman Scotland Photos

Roman Britannia established a secure border by building Hadrian's Wall (122AD) as a fort against the Scottish Picts. Rome then attempted to extend its empire further north by building a second coast-to-coast Antonine Wall (142AD) which ran from North of Glasgow to the Firth of Forth. While not much remains of the Antonine Wall, archeological digs from the era have yielded artifacts.

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Bronze vessels reputedly found in 1822 at Roman fort near Kirkintilloch at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.Stone slab carved with Roman soldiers as seen by native Scots at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman altar to Jupiter found near Croy Hill at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Reconstruction of northern Scottish Carnyx war trumpet whose sound in battle lead Romans to call their enemies Carnyx beside original head from Deskford at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Bronze vessels reputedly found in 1822 at Roman fort near Kirkintilloch at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.Stone slab carved with Roman soldiers (c150 AD) as seen by native Scots at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman altar to Jupiter (c100-200 AD) found near Croy Hill at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Reconstruction of northern Scottish Carnyx war trumpet whose sound in battle lead Romans to call their enemies Carnyx beside original head (100-200) from Deskford at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Original bronze Carnyx head from Deskford at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Reconstructed bronze Carnyx head modeled after original from Deskford at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman era horse tack found around Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman cavalry bronze face mask from Newstead at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Original bronze Carnyx head (100-200) from Deskford at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Reconstructed bronze Carnyx head modeled after original (100-200) from Deskford at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman era horse tack (100-200) found around Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman cavalry bronze face mask (50-100) from Newstead at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Neptune, god of oceans ceramic bowl from Inveresk at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman ceramic bowl with organization of production theme from Newstead at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman stone altar to Mars & Emperor's Victory from Birrens at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman bronze serving bowls & wine strainers from Helmsdale Hoard at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Neptune, god of oceans ceramic bowl from Inveresk at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman ceramic bowl with organization of production theme (100-200) from Newstead at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman stone altar to Mars & Emperor's Victory from Birrens at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman bronze serving bowls & wine strainers from Helmsdale Hoard (200-400) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Traprain treasure hoard given as bulk silver by Romans as bribe to keep Scots chief from attacking England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver flagons & plate of Traprain treasure hoard Roman bribe to keep Scots from attacking England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver bowls of Traprain treasure hoard Roman bribe to keep Scots from attacking England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver spoons of Traprain treasure hoard Roman bribe to keep Scots from attacking England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Traprain treasure hoard (early 5th C) given as bulk silver by Romans as bribe to keep Scots chief from attacking England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver flagons & plate of Traprain treasure hoard (early 5th C) Roman bribe to keep Scots from attacking England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver bowls of Traprain treasure hoard (early 5th C) Roman bribe to keep Scots from attacking England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver spoons (early 5th C) of Traprain treasure hoard Roman bribe to keep Scots from attacking England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver panther & leopard handles of Traprain treasure hoard Roman bribe to keep Scots from attacking England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman busts at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman stones found along the Antonine Wall in Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman stones found along the Antonine Wall in Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Silver panther & leopard handles (early 5th C) of Traprain treasure hoard Roman bribe to keep Scots from attacking England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman busts at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman stones found along the Antonine Wall (142 AD) in Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman stones found along the Antonine Wall (142 AD) in Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Roman altars found in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman altar to Jupiter found at Old Kilpatrick Roman Fort, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman drain cover found in bath-house in Bothwellhaugh Roman fort at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman building records of Roman Legions stone plaques found in Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Roman altars found in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman altar to Jupiter found at Old Kilpatrick Roman Fort, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman drain cover found in bath-house in Bothwellhaugh Roman fort at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman building records of Roman Legions stone plaques found in Scotland at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Roman stone carved with reclining figure of Victory from front of Roman Temple in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman stone carved with dedication to a Caesar found in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman stone carved with Capricorn & Pegasus plus dedication to Emperor Antoninus Augustus Pius found in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman stone carved with Capricorn & Pegasus plus symbol of Emperor Augustus found in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Roman stone carved with reclining figure of Victory from front of Roman Temple in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman stone carved with dedication to a Caesar found in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman stone carved with Capricorn & Pegasus plus dedication to Emperor Antoninus Augustus Pius found in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman stone carved with Capricorn & Pegasus plus symbol of Emperor Augustus found in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Roman stone carved with two Victory figures with dedication to Emperor Hadrian found in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Preserved Roman shoes recovered at Bar Hill fort at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Romano-British ceramic Hunt Cup showing dog chasing hare at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman bronze jug found in a river south of Glasgow at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Roman stone carved with two Victory figures with dedication to Emperor Hadrian found in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Preserved Roman shoes recovered at Bar Hill fort at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Romano-British ceramic Hunt Cup showing dog chasing hare at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Roman bronze jug (1st-2nd C) found in a river south of Glasgow at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.

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