Sculptured stone

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From Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Sculptured stone.
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Sculptured stone

This block of roughly square sandstone, with a boar carved in relief, was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It dates from between 140 and 180 AD.

Roman legionary emblem of a boar cut in a block of sandstone, from Newstead

Roman legions often had animal emblems. The boar was the emblem of the 20th Roman legion. Many of the soldiers who belonged to the legion were stationed at Newstead at one stage.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-461-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 1601
Date: Between 140 and 180 AD
Material: Sandstone; cut with a figure of a boar
Dimensions: 180 mm H x 90 mm L x 145 mm W
What: Block / emblem, legionary
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, 144. 
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