Five Roman Nails - 2012.14

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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.

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