Description: Two long iron nails from the famous buried ten-ton nail hoard discovered at the Roman fortress of Inchtuthil near Dunkeld, Scotland, in 1960. Nails are square-cut and have large circular flattened heads. The nails show some corrosion and are rust-patinated but stable.
Size: 164 and 200 mm/6.4 and 7.9 ins. in length
Date: 1st Century A.D.
Notes: These nails were buried in a pit 12 feet deep in 87 A.D. by the Roman XX Legion when they abandoned the fortress and retreated southward, to prevent their conversion into weapons by Caledonian tribes.
A rare opportunity to acquire part of an important British archaeological find.
Nails from the hoard of this size are rarely offered on the market.
UK sale only please.