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Boot fragment

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

This object is what remains of the sole of a soldier's hob-nailed boot. This fragment is composed of three rusted pegs used in the construction of the boot. Known as 'caligae' these boots resemble sandals, and are known for their hardwearing qualities and simplicity of design.

 

Barburgh Mill Fortlet


The fortlet at Barburgh Mill was excavated in the 1970s in advance of its destruction by gravel quarrying. Although on the Dumfriesshire side of the Nith it is typical of the fortlets found in Galloway.

 

 

Materials/Media:
iron
Dimensions:
L 36mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1974.113.22
Digital Number:
DMAC076n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council