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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

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This bronze buckle was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was part of the harness equipment belonging to a member of the auxiliary cavalry, used sometime between 80 and 180 AD.

Cavalry harness buckle of bronze, from Newstead

The harnesses of Roman cavalrymen were decorated with a range of mounts and pendants. Some of the finer examples were probably used in tournaments or ceremonies rather than fighting.

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