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Horse trappings, Birrens

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

Horse trappings from Birrens Roman fort.

Cast bronze mounts, including two harness slides and a terret, recovered during excavations at the fort. Some objects are probably of local manufacture, and indicate soldiers adopting local fashions in relation to harness fittings, a feature noted at a number of Roman sites in the region.

Some of the pieces look as if they may come from a native chariot, perhaps a war trophy?

Place of Discovery:
Birrens Roman fort
Materials/Media:
Copper alloy
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1952.25.75-78
Digital Number:
RPD0359


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