Occasional Papers


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The Australian National University Classics Museum received 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 below 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


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