The Corbridge Hoard

Roman, AD 122–38

English Heritage

English Heritage
United Kingdom

This chest of Roman armour, weapons and personal items is an amazing time capsule offering an insight into life at Corbridge. The most famous part of the hoard is the armour, of a type called ‘lorica segmentata’, which allowed archaeologists to reconstruct a suit for the first time. The iron from the armour and weapons has allowed organics such as leather and rope to survive as mineralised traces, a rarity from this site.
Found at Corbridge Roman Town in 1964.


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