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Rope Moulding, Birrens

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

Roman Rope moulding

 

Rope moulding from an inscription panel, Birrens, Middlebie.

 

Description Two fragments of worked sandstone. Corner edging from a larger panel. Smaller fragment has concentric rings then a row of rope style carved moulding which continues on the larger fragment. Reverse has parallel tooling Natural banding through rock, rock is red on front and more grey on reverse. [see DUMFM:1966.107 for duplicate record]
Materials/Media:
sedimentary rock & red sandstone
Dimensions:
larger (1968.10.1) - height: 145 mm width: 175 mm depth: 50 mm / smaller (1968.10.2) - height: 85 mm width: 117 mm depth: 50 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1968.10
Digital Number:
RPD0172
RCAHMS site record:
Birrens Roman Fort
References:
CHRISTISON et al "Account of the Excavation of Birrens, A Roman Station in Annandale, undertaken by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1895". PSAS, Third Series, Volume 6, 1896, pp 81 = 199.