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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

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This bronze brooch, also known as a fibula, was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was probably made locally, sometime between 80 and 180 AD.

The brooch is of a type called a dragonesque fibula, found in both Roman and native contexts in northern Britain and Scotland, but only rarely on the Continent. It has blue enamel on the body.

Brooches were used to fasten clothing, and are understandably a common find on Roman sites. Dragonesqure brooches are a fusion of Roman and native influences: they are Roman products, but with native ornamentation. They were often worn in pairs.

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