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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Bolt.
© National Museums Scotland


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

The bolt has a conical head and a perforated expansion in the centre.

Iron was widely used by the Romans for tools, weapons and fittings. Blacksmiths made a wide range of objects, working with tools not that different from those in use today. Nails, bolts and fastenings were common finds in pits and on the surface at Newstead. Many probably had specialised functions.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-419-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 3889
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Samian
What: Pottery / sherd
Subject: Pottery
Who: J. Curle (Excavator)
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Pottery / sherd
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