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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Fitting.
© National Museums Scotland


This iron fitting 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 fitting is made of a narrow, pointed plate of iron, with three nail holes in it. A circular rod projects from one 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: 000-180-001-428-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 458
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Iron
What: Plate, iron
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Narrow pointed plate of iron, from the Roman site at Newstead
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