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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Cover of leather.
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Cover of leather

This leather cover was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. Its exact function is unknown. The cover dates from between 80 and 180 AD.

The poorly preserved piece of leather has a semicircular hole at one side, surrounded by stitch marks. On the other side there are marks of a fork-shaped patch.

The Romans army had specialist leatherworkers who produced a wide range of objects, many of very high quality. They mass-produced hides to meet the needs of the army. There were even factories for tanning leather.

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Online ID: 000-100-036-784-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 69
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Leather; irregularly shaped; on one side a semicircular excision surrounded by stitch marks, on the other marks of a fork-shaped patch
What: Cover
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Leather shield cover from Newstead
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