IN FOCUS

ROMANS & CALEDONIANS

This carved sandstone head with horns may represent the Romano-Celtic God Cernunnos, or a British equivalent. The now empty eye pupils were probably filled with coloured stones or glass. It may originally have come from a shrine on the Inch the regular flooding of which would have attracted fertility rituals. 

Contact with the Roman Empire drove major changes in Iron Age Scotland. Inevitably, the presence of the Roman army meant direct contact between Romans and Caledonians. The spread of Roman objects found on native sites suggests these contacts were not always hostile. Here you can explore some of the Iron Age objects held in the collection at Perth Museum & Art Gallery which offer a glimpse into what life was like on the edge of the empire. 

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INVASION

THE ROMANS IN PERTHSHIRE

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IN FOCUS

ROMANS & CALEDONIANS

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THE ANTONINE WALL

BEYOND BOUNDARIES

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