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The Trimontium Museum Archive

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The Pits at Trimontium (Newstead Pits).

A total of 107 pits were uncovered at Newstead and upwards of twenty others were discovered in the railway cutting in 1846. Near the surface…

Old map showing the Trimontium fort.

The Newstead Excavations

From 1905 – 1910 James Curle, a solicitor from Melrose and amateur archaeologist, excavated the site of the Roman fort Trimontium at Newstead in the…

Leather Shoe: NMS ref

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpFXvDymlXk Video copyright National Museums Scotland This intricately fine leather shoe was found in one of Trimontium’s pit sites. It has a light upper attached…

Iron Spearhead: NMS ref X.FRA 183

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZUnq22YfGk Video copyright National Museums Scotland This iron spearhead with ownership graffito in punched dots was found with four others in pit XVI by Curle…

Iron Parade Mask and Helmet: NMS ref X.FRA 121

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NGomdOTAzo Video copyright National Museums Scotland This beautiful and near-complete calvary helmet is made of silvered iron and is dated to the first century (Flavian)…

Gladius: NMS ref X.FRA 138

https://youtu.be/VJH4Ufdv3jc Video © National Museums Scotland Gladius found at Trimontium during the 1905-1910 excavations by James Curle. Made of iron, the blade and tang survive…

Caligae : TT collection : replica

Caligae are heavy-soled hob-nailed military boots known for being issued to Roman legionary soldiers and auxiliaries. Worn by all ranks up to and including centurions,…

Ballista : Replica by Roman Military Research Society

The ballista was an ancient weapon that launched either bolts or stones at a distant target. This replica ballista is on display in our museum…

Trimontium Roman Fort, Newstead, Scottish Borders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF73ddqOsgc Drought cropmarks from 2018 show the fort layout in amazing detail In 1846 the construction of a Victorian railway cutting east of Newstead village…

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