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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Container.
© National Museums Scotland


This lead container is one of two found inside one another during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It dates from between 80 and 100 AD.

The plain, round container has a crack down one face.

Excavations at Newstead have revealed much about the layout and daily life in Roman camps in Scotland. Simple containers such as this one could have been used for a number of purposes.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-436-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 1196 A
Date: Between 80 and 100 AD
Material: Bronze
What: Terminal
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Terminal of brass or bronze, from the handle of a patera, from the Roman site at Newstead
  • Curle, J. A Roman frontier post and its people: the fort of Newstead. Glasgow: MacLehose, 1911, p 275, Pl. LIV, 8. 
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