Harness Junction

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Harness Junction.
© National Museums Scotland

Harness Junction

This bronze harness junction was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. The harness equipment of the auxiliary cavalry would have needed many such simple rings. It was used between 80 and 100 AD.

Bronze ring from Newstead

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.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-217-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 950
Date: Between 80 and 100 AD
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 1.19" D
What: Ring
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
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