NT0181 : Roman Distance slab (“The Bridgeness Slab”)

taken 15 years ago, near to Carriden, Falkirk, Great Britain

Roman Distance slab (“The Bridgeness Slab”)
Roman Distance slab (“The Bridgeness Slab”)
On a wall near the spot where the original stone was found in Harbour Road is a copy of the inscription. It marks a portion of the Antonine wall built by the Second Legion. Mr Henry Cadell of the Grange, owner of the estate when it was excavated in 1869 offered the stone to The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for display in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh if they would provide a copy for display locally. In addition to the Latin inscription the original has sculpted panels. On the left is a victorious Roman cavalryman with his victims and on the right is a victory sacrifice in progress.

There are photographs in “Roman Distance Slabs From the Antonine Wall” by Lawrence Keppie, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. ISBN 0-904254-02-X

The original description is in the proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol 8 (1868-69) page 109 - 113
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Monday, 20 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 20 August, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 013 815 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.9741N 3:35.0218W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 014 814
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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