Armour fitting

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Armour fitting.
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Armour fitting

This bronze armour fitting was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It is part of the plate armour known as lorica segmentata, worn by a legionary soldier sometime between 80 and 180 AD.

The fitting consists of two plates of bronze, held together by two rivets.

Lorica segmentata was made up of iron strips mounted on leather straps inside, and fastened on the outside with bronze buckles, hooks, hinges and leather straps. Larger plates to cover shoulders, chest and back were attached to the rest of the armour.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-481-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 1036
Date: 80 - 180 AD
Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Bronze; two plates held together by two rivets
Dimensions: 2.00" L
What: Lorica segmentata fitting
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Lorica segmentata fitting, from the Roman site at Newstead, 80 - 180 AD
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