This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Roman altar Carrick Stone

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Roman altar Carrick Stone
Roman altar Carrick Stone | Photo: Jakub Gajewski, Edinburgh Scotland 2022

Roman altar, now called the Carrick Stone, which is located in Scotland. The object is dated to the 60s of the 2nd century CE. It is located halfway between Glasgow and Falkirk, close to Antoninus’ wall.

It is not known what deity it was dedicated to. There are traces of red and blue paint on the object.

Interestingly, according to medieval legend, Robert de Bruce, who was also known as Lord Carrick (hence the name of the object), was supposed to “raise” the banner of Scotland in the place of the altar and take command of the Scottish army. This is also where he prayed before the Battle of Bannockburn, which took place nearby on June 23-24, 1314.

IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

If you like the content that I collect on the website and that I share on social media channels I will be grateful for the support. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server.



Find out more!

Check your curiosity and learn something new about the ancient world of the Romans. By clicking on the link below, you will be redirected to a random entry.

Random curiosity

Random curiosity

Discover secrets of ancient Rome!

If you want to be up to date with newest articles on website and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent each Saturday.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Subscribe to newsletter

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: