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Brooch

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Brooch
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This enamelled bronze brooch was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It dates from between 80 and 180 AD. This picture shows the back of the brooch.

The lugs and catch on the back of the brooch have survived, but the pin has not. The pin would have pivoted in the lugs, and fastened into the catch.

Newstead was the largest auxiliary fort in the Scotland in the late 1st century AD. In the 2nd century it held a cavalry regiment and legionary detachment. Excavations at Newstead have revealed much about the layout and daily life in Roman forts in Scotland.

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