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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Bowl.
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This samian ware bowl was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was imported from Roman Gaul sometime between 80 and 180 AD.

Small bowl of Samian ware, from Newstead

The Roman army obtained supplies from three zones: locally (either by the army or natives), within the Roman province of Britannia, or further afield in the Roman empire.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-398-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 1353
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Samian ware; small; double curve on the sides
Dimensions: 1.81" H; mouth 3.63" D
What: Pottery / bowl
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, Pl. XXXIX, 10. 
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