Tyne and Wear HER(14018): South Shields, Arbeia Roman Fort, military belt - Details
South Shields, Arbeia Roman Fort, military belt
Dress and Personal Accessories
In 1978 a pit was excavated that contained the remains of a complete military belt. Decorative belt plates, strap-ends and buckles are reasonably common site finds, but complete belt sets are rare. This belt had five plates, including the one which held the buckle, and a single strap end. It is likely that it was deliberately buried as an offering.
Alexandra Croom, 2003, Finds spot: the last 50 years in Arbeia Magazine, No. 27, p. 9