Drinking vessel

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

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Drinking vessel

This good-quality ceramic drinking vessel was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was made in the Rhineland between 140 and 180 AD.

The beaker has a bevelled rim. The upper half of the beaker is decorated in raised relief with a chase scene showing dogs and deer, a common motif on such pottery. The beaker has been restored.

Excavations at Newstead have revealed much about the layout and daily life in Roman forts in Scotland. Officers in the Roman army possessed better cooking and serving equipment than the lower ranks.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-425-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 1392
Date: Between 140 and 180 AD
Material: Castor ware; restored; decorated with a chase in barbotine
Dimensions: 5.00" H; mouth 3.25" D
What: Pottery / beaker
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Castor ware beaker with chase scene showing dogs and deer, from Newstead
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead . Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, p. 275, Pl. L(B), 4. 
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