Harness junction loop

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Harness junction loop.
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Harness junction loop

This bronze harness junction loop was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was used sometime between 80 and 180 AD.

The junction loop has two eyeholes and animal decoration on the hook.

Excavations at Newstead have revealed much about the layout, daily life and equipment in Roman camps in Scotland. The Roman cavalry needed a range of equipment for its horses, some for everyday use and some for ceremonies.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-265-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 571
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Two
What: Hook
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Hook, for harness mounting, with two eyeholes and zoomorphic decoration, from the Roman site at Newstead
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