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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Hoe.
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This iron hoe was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was used between 80 and 180 AD.

The broad blade of the hoe was used for digging and the narrower end as a pick. Some of the blade is missing, but otherwise it is complete, although much worn.

Various agricultural implements, including scythes, sickles, rakes and hoes were found at the Roman fort of Newstead, suggesting that some cultivation occurred near the site.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-102-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 295
Date: 80 - 180 AD
Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Iron; the blade and pick both much worn
Dimensions: 8.00" long
What: Hoe / remains
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Remains of a hoe, from the Roman site at Newstead, Roxburghshire, 80 - 180 AD
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, p 283. 
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