Bung (detail)

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from Camelon, Stirlingshire

Postcard of Bung (detail).
© National Museums Scotland

Bung (detail)

This wooden bung with a bronze cap was found at the site of the Roman fort at Camelon in Stirlingshire. It was used between 80 and 165 AD as a stopper to a vessel of some kind. This is a detail of the bottom.

The parallel scored lines are the wood grain from the bung.

Supplies were imported to the Roman forts in Scotland from a variety of places, both within Britain and abroad. Many goods were transported in bulk in vessels sealed with bungs.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-095-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FZ 192
Date: 80 - 165 AD
Between 80 and 165 AD
Material: Bung fitted with bronze
What: Mount / bung
Who: Castlecary Collection
Where: Scotland, Stirlingshire, Castlecary
Description: Mount or bung fitted with bronze, from Castlecary, Stirlingshire, 80 - 165 AD
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