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Horse or chariot fastening, Dalswinton, Kirkmahoe.

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

A bronze horse or chariot fastening found on the surface near Dalswinton, this fragment is typical of those of the period. 

 

Dalswinton Fort

 

The site of two Roman Forts (built on the same site) were discovered via aerial photography and subsequently excavated in the 1950s, both forts are of a size to have held cavalry units and the later fort may have quartered the Ala Petriana, a distinguished auxiliary regiment, whose soldiers had been made Roman citizens for valour on the field of battle.  There are no surface indications of these sites, fields all having been cultivated. The finds from the excavations are on display in Dumfries Museum. 

Place of Discovery:
Kirkmahoe
Materials/Media:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length: 118 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1985.17.2
Digital Number:
RPD0141
RCAHMS site record:
Dalswinton fort


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