The Australian National University Classics Museum was delighted to receive a gift of five Roman nails from Canberra resident, Mr Derek Abbott, in 2012.
The nails were once part of a buried hoard of almost a million nails recovered from the famous Roman site of Inchtuthil in Perthshire, Scotland.
The occasional paper, the first in a series of museum papers, explores the story of the nails and the conservation undertaken to present the objects for museum visitors.
Download Occasional Paper No. 1
"Five iron nails from the Roman hoard at Inchtuthil"
by Matasha McConchie