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A General Account of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow; Including Historical and Scientific Notices of the Various Objects of Art, Literature, Natural H [Paperback]

John Laskey

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Feb. 5 2012
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1813. Excerpt: ... ANTIQUE ROOM. Antique On the left side of the Hall of tha Elephant, near the entrance, an apartment Room. i3 appropriated for the reception of the Ancient Roman Monuments that have been discovered principally in and about the Roman Wall, commonly denominated Graham's Dyke, running between the Clyde and the Forth, which is fully ascertained, from these stones being found along the direction of the Wall.--Vide Rudiman's notes on Buchan. Hist. p. 116. edit. Burm. It appears by many of the inscriptions on these stones, that this wall had been erected by the Roman Legions, and that for the completion of it a space of three miles, six hundred and sixty-six paces, had been measured out to each Legion employed in this vast undertaking. Each Legion, in the front of that part of the wall erected by it, placed a stone, containing an inscription declaring the name of the Emperor, the number and title of the Legion that had erected it, and the length of the wall they had built. Not fewer than 33 of these Roman Stones are here preserved, all of which have been discovered at various times since the year 1694, and given to the College of Glasgow by the several Noblemen and Gentlemen on whose grounds they were found. They generally consist of Inscriptions, Altars, Recumbent Figures in Sculpture, Mutilated Busts in Armour, &c. A few of the most remarkable we sh;.ll attempt to describe. No. 1. Exhibits Victory reclining on a Globe, with a palm branch in one hand, a wreathed garland in the other, within which VJ2X.LEG.XX.VV. FEc; above it is crowned with a pediment, supported by two fluted pilasters with Corinthian capitals, on the pediment IMP.C.T. AE. HADRIANO.ANT 0NN0AVG.PI0.P.P, on the base of the stone, a figure of a wild boar with P, p.iirr' Cdxi. No. 2. is a Stone hig...

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  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: General Books (Feb. 5 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1235711846
  • ISBN-13: 978-1235711848
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.9 x 0.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g

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