*OBJECT OF THE WEEK*
Each week, we're looking at an object from our collections in more detail.
This is a complete roof tile from the headquarter’s building in the fort. The tile is difficult to date. It may have been made in the late second century, but possibly in the third. They are also long-lived things; it was found in a post-Roman layer so was probably still on the roof of the headquarters building right to the end of the Roman period. They were not particularly good at making tiles at Wallsend, and this a fine example of one of their poorer products – it is overfired, warped and the left-hand side badly distorted. They still used it, though!