Newstead Calceus No. 7

The 2nd century AD gives us a wide range of shoe finds with many fashionable variants. In the middle of this century low shoes dominate, but there are also some models with somewhat higher quarters.

Here is a pair after a find from the fort of Newstead, the Roman Trimontium, which was in the region between Hadrian's and Antonine's Wall. The decorations of this shoe are similar to those of a find from Bar Hill.


Curle, J. Newstead, a Roman Frontier Post and its People, The Fort of Newstead in the Parish of Melrose. Glasgow, 1911.