Ancient Roman Nail

From Inchtuthil, Roman Caledonia

(Perth and Kinross, Scotland)

82-83 AD

The legionary fortress was built as a forward encampment for the Roman empire as they campaigned against Caledonia.

The nails seen here were found in 1960 buried within a pit containing some 875,400 nails that vary in length from 2-16” in length. The horde was elaborately concealed as an effort to prohibit the local inhabitants from using the iron and nails when the Romans pulled from the area.

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