Mount (front)

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Mount (front).
© National Museums Scotland

Mount (front)

This brass mount with a ring attached to it was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was used to support a suspension chain. The object dates from between 80 and 180 AD.

Two-sided iron file from Newstead

The high status of officers in the Roman army was reflected in the quality of their cooking and eating equipment. Officers had servants to cook and serve them, while low-ranking soldiers used camp kettles and pans over charcoal griddles.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-073-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 254
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Iron
Dimensions: 7.75" L
What: File
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
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