Hook with loop

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

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Hook with loop

This iron hook was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. Hooks such as these could have been used for a variety of purposes. It dates from between 80 and 180 AD.

The well-preserved hook tapers to a point which is curled round. Its head broadens into a loop for attachment.

Iron was widely used by the Romans for tools, weapons and fittings. Nails, bolts and fastenings were common finds in pits and on the surface at Newstead.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-422-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 4189
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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