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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

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This iron split loop fitting with a ring was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was used for an unknown purpose sometime between 80 and 180 AD.

Split loop fitting

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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