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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Belt buckle tongue.
© National Museums Scotland

Belt buckle tongue

This bronze tongue from a belt buckle was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was probably part of a soldier's clothing, worn between 80 and 100 AD.

Bronze belt buckle tongue, from Newstead

Excavations at Newstead have revealed much about the layout, daily life and equipment in Roman camps in Scotland. Belts were an essential item of clothing for a soldier, worn by both the elite legionary and the ordinary auxiliary soldiers.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-221-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 966
Date: Between 80 and 100 AD
Material: Bronze
What: Buckle tongue, belt
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
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