Monday, July 09, 2012

Roman fertility eagle dug up in Scotland

A Roman sym­bol of fer­til­i­ty found near Selkirk, shaped like an eagle emerg­ing from a flower with a berry in its mouth, high­lights the dis­cov­er­ies made in Scot­land in this year's Trea­sure Trove Report.  

The tal­is­man, exca­vat­ed in 2010 by a local metal detec­torist between Selkirk and Galashiels, is believed to have adorned a Roman wagon or char­i­ot, and is the first relic of its kind to be found north of the border.