Iron object

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Iron object.
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Iron object

This iron object of unknown function was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It dates from between 80 and 180 AD.

The object has a cylinder at one end through which a ring passes. A rod which broadens out into a loop is attached to the broad end of the cylinder.

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. The ironwork at Newstead is particularly well preserved.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-425-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 450
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Iron
Dimensions: 2.88" long
What: Object / iron
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Object of iron, with a cylinder at one end, from the Roman site at Newstead
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