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Ring

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Ring.
000-180-001-418-C
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Ring

This large iron ring was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was used sometime between 140 and 180 AD.

The heavy, penannular iron ring could have been used for a number of purposes. One suggestion is that it may have been a lining for the pivot hole of a heavy door. It is broken at one end and cracked in places.

Iron was widely used by the Romans for tools, weapons and fittings. Iron could not be melted and cast in the furnaces available to the Romans. Instead it was worked by heating it and hammering it into shape.


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Online ID: 000-180-001-418-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 3589
Date: Between 140 and 180 AD
Material: Samian
Dimensions:
What: Pottery / sherd, rim
Subject: Pottery
Who: J. Curle (Excavator)
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Event:
Description: Pottery / sherd, rim
References:
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, p 288, Pl. LXV, 8. 
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