Bags (Pieces)

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From Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Bags (Pieces).
© National Museums Scotland

Bags (Pieces)

These pieces of leather bags were found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. They were used between 80 and 180 AD.

The larger piece on the left is five-sided and hemmed at the edges. The smaller piece on the right has stitch marks along each side.

Leather was used for a wide range of objects necessary to a Roman soldier, including tents, saddles, harness, shoes, clothing, belts, bags, shields and shield covers. Elsewhere in the Roman empire, there is even evidence of taxes demanded in hides.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-452-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 62
Date: 80 - 180 AD
80 - 180 AD
Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Leather; irregularly shaped, five-sided; hemmed at edges
Leather; triangular; stitch marks along each side
Dimensions: 15.50" x 13.50"
What: Bag / fragment
Bag / fragment
Who: Newstead Collection
Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Triangular leather bag fragment with stitch marks along each side, from the Roman site at Newstead, 80 - 180 AD
Irregularly shaped, five-sided leather bag fragment hemmed at the edges, from the Roman site at Newstead, 80 - 180 AD
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