Belt fitting

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Belt fitting.
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Belt fitting

This belt fitting, part of a Roman legionary soldier's uniform, was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It hung at the bottom of the leather strips forming the belt.

The fitting is made of very thin bronze.

A Roman legionary soldier wore an 'apron' over his belt. It was made of strips of leather, often decorated with discs and with ornate terminals. Although the leather strips rarely survive, the fittings have been found.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-138-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 614
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD.
Material: Bronze; thin
What: Apron fitting
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Bronze apron fitting, from Newstead
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, p 308, Pl. LXXXI, 2. 
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