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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Basin.
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This sandstone basin was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was used sometime between 80 and 180 AD.

The basin has a flat base and two projecting corbel-shaped lugs, one broken on top and redressed. There is a small flat depression on the rounded lip.

A number of objects associated with food preparation and eating were preserved at Newstead. These range from simple, everyday objects belonging to the low-ranking soldiers, to exotic and expensive wares imported and owned by the officers.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-464-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 1617
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Sandstone, pink; flat base; two corbel-shaped lugs project, one broken on top and re-dressed; in the rounded lip a flat depression
Dimensions: 6.50" H x 12.00" D
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Basin of pink sandstone with a flat base and two projecting corbel-shaped lugs, from Newstead
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, p 286. 
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