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Caerleon Legionary Fortress

Priory Field Excavations 2010: Finds Gallery (Part II)

Lion's head furniture fitting
A lovely bronze lion head stud which was probably a decoration on a piece of furniture (perhaps a pay chest?). You can see his cute face on this photo and the iron fitting in the accompanying photo (below)

Lion's head furniture fitting

Azurite ball
A natural ball of azurite. Azurite is an ore of copper and this may be raw material for copper smithing which was done on site by the legionaries

Bronze plate-brooch
A beautiful, probably 2nd century, star-shaped bronze plate brooch. There are green and blue enamel panels with a white dot in the centre of the blue panels. The points of the star have roundels filled with red enamel. Quite a rare type of find

Bronze pendant
Bronze shell-shaped pendant. Another bit of Roman bling

Back to Part I of the Gallery

The finds were photographed by Anna Lutescu and the descriptions written by the Finds Supervisor, Chris Waite


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