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 wedge-shaped object has a perforation at its broad end.

The Roman army needed blacksmiths to make iron tyres, fittings, and nails, as well as to repair weapons. A number of tools used in the smiddy have been found in the Roman forts, as well as a wide range of objects produced by the blacksmiths.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-426-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 453
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Iron
Dimensions: 4.94" long
What: Object / iron
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Wedge-shaped object of iron, with a perforation at the broad end, from the Roman site at Newstead
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