Belt buckle

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From Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Belt buckle.
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Belt buckle

This bronze belt buckle was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was used sometime between 80 and 180 AD.

Bronze belt buckle from Newstead

Excavations at Newstead have revealed much about the layout, daily life and equipment in Roman camps in Scotland. Belts were an essential item of clothing for a soldier. The fittings were often quite elaborate.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-135-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 606
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Bronze
What: Buckle, belt
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, p 304, Pl. LXXVI, 1. 
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