Helmet ear guard

< 1 of 1 > Back

from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Helmet ear guard.
© National Museums Scotland

Helmet ear guard

This bronze ear guard for a helmet was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It is part of a helmet worn by a member of the auxiliary cavalry between 80 and 100 AD.

The guard is rectangular in shape, and curved. It is now fragmentary and corroded.

There were two classes of Roman soldiers: the elite legionary and the ordinary auxiliary, each with its own equipment. Every soldier, infantry and cavalry, was fully equipped. Military equipment was mass produced.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-100-036-820-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 127
Date: Between 80 and 100 AD
Material: Bronze
What: Ear guard, helmet / fragment
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Helmet ear guard fragment of bronze, from Newstead
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, p 166, Pl. XXXV, 10. 
Related Records:
< 1 of 1 > Back
Powered by Scran