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Caerleon Legionary Fortress
Priory Field Excavations 2010: Finds Gallery
A furniture fitting in the shape of a very pretty dolphin
An unusual bronze belt plate, which might have been part of the buckle fitting. This one is unusual in that it has a raised surround to the pierced work. It probably dates from the mid 2nd to the 3rd century
This bronze cap probably covered the pommel of a legionary’s pugio or dagger. Legionaries seem to have been quite the dandy
A possibly unique example of a homemade amulet in lead. It has a hole for possibly threading a thong through. Probably depicts part of a person’s anatomy (the students and I thought it was a part of a male anatomy but the more cerebral amongst us wouldn’t believe me)
Small bronze bust of Minerva, probably a furniture fitting. She is beautifully modelled wearing a Corinthian helmet. Similar busts have been found in other parts of Caerleon
A small, mid 2nd to 3rd century, bronze chape from a dagger. This is the piece at the end of the sheath that stops the point poking through (into your leg).
The finds were photographed by Anna Lutescu and the descriptions written by the Finds Supervisor, Chris Waite.
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