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Junction loop

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Junction loop
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This brass junction loop from a strap distributor on a horse harness was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It formed part of the equipment of the cavalry, used between 80 and 180 AD.

The junction loop is decorated with a single boss. It is broken. The loop is attached to a broken ring.

Leather on harnesses rarely survives, but the metal fittings and ornaments are often preserved. The Roman auxiliary cavalry had both simple and elaborate harnesses.

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