National Museum of Scotland – Quick Facts


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What Remains

  • Silverware hoard from Traprain Law given as a diplomatic bribe by the Romans to the natives.
  • Four fine gold torcs, chains worn around the necks of Celts, made in the Celtic style but by Roman craftsmen.
  • Remains of a carnyx, or Celtic war trumpet, along with a reconstruction.
  • Leather Roman shoes.
  • Pottery, including red Samian ware.
  • Metal tools.
  • Cavalry parade helmets.
  • The Cramond Lion, a memorial for a Roman officer depicting a lion devouring a captive bearded man.
  • An Antonine Wall commemorative slab noting the Roman soldiers who built the wall.