Gallery of Artifacts

   

This is a Turner (2d Scots), it was the equivalent of an English Farthing. This type of coin was in use for a very long time and is very often found by metal detectorists. However the condition of these ......more

   

This is a photo of a Merk of James VI`s reign of the period that William Lithgow was growing up in Lanark. A Merk in Scotland was worth 1/- English outside Scotland. In Scotland the Merk was worth 13/4d ......more

   

Clay Pipes These are typical 17th century pipes of the sort that William Lithgow smoked. On his trip to Turkey, he was the first European to sample coffee. These clay pipes were found at Boghall Castle ......more

   

These are some additional bits of information on Castledykes. Horse Harness This disc came from the decoration on the horse harness. Similar example can be seen on the statue of Marcus Aurelius.

   

These are some additional bits of information on Castledykes. Horse Harness This disc came from the decoration on the horse harness. Similar example can be seen on the statue of Marcus Aurelius.

   

Jug Handle This is a glass handle from a jug. Apart from using them on a day today basis, they used such glass containers to put peoples ashes in.

   

Glass Counter This is a glass gaming piece of the Roman period for playing the Roman equivalent of draughts.

   

Glass This is some glass found during field walking. The piece of green glass is definitely Roman. The Romans used glass bottles, containers and windows.

   

This is a head of a piece of decorated military equipment. It shows the God Mars

   

Celtic Gods This sculpture shows three heads is called a tricepholos from the Greek meaning three heads. It was found near Garrion Bridge. It is probably contemporary with the Roman Occupation of Scotland. ......more

   

Plated Denarius This is one of two plated denari found at Castledykes. A plated denarius that has an iron core with silver plating. This was a way which was used to save money in paying the troops. This ......more

   

Silver Bell The original Silver Bell is the small bell in the centre of this arrangement. It does not date back to the reign of William the Lion. However it was raced for at the time William Lithgow ......more

   

Spoons found at Jerviswood Here are a couple of spoons found at Jerviswood during the renovations. The one which probably is 17th century is the bone spoon. This is a beautiful example of such an ......more

   

The Wallace Cup The Wallace Cup was originally a wooden cup with metal bits added to it. It came from Lamington tower and such an item would be used in the time of William Lithgow. It probably dates ......more

   

Medical Kit This item is part of a medical set. The Roman Army were particularly strong on the provision of medical aid for the wounded soldiers. Indeed the degree of care provided by the Romans for ......more

   

Lead Penis This is a picture of a lead penis. It is quite small and can be put in ones pocket. The penis to the Romans was a symbol of good luck and a way to counteract evil powers. Comment by ......more


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