Five Roman Nails - 2012.14
Iron. From the Roman hoard at Inchtuthil, Perthshire, Scotland. AD 83 – 90.
The group comprises one large nail (A1), two medium-sized nails (A2 and A3), and two small nails (A4 and A5). All the nails are square sectioned along the entire length of a tapering shank forming a four-sided tapered point (also called a diamond point). The head of nail A1 has also been formed into a rough pyramid, known as a rosehead. The other four nails have flat, disk-like heads.