24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
ExhibitionsFamilyHistory, heritage & archeology

Militaria Exhibition

Roman Army Museum, Greenhead, CA8 7JB

01 Feb 2022 - 01 Oct 2022 , 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Hearing impaired friendly
  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile
  • Visually impaired friendly

DELIVERED BY: Vindolanda Trust 

A temporary exhibition at the Roman Army Museum which has been extended specifically for the Hadrian’s 1900 Festival. The exhibition shows an assembly of military artefacts never seen in public which are on private loan to the Vindolanda Trust.Over 40 objects are being loaned to the museum from a private collector and highlights include a complete legionary helmet found at a site in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Germany) in 1971/72 and a military diploma bestowing Roman Citizenship to LONGINVS SESTIVS who served as a member of a unit of Syrian archers and who were later stationed at Magna, the fort next to the Roman Army Museum. This collection of artefacts will also highlight a range of fascinating fibula or brooches illustrating the Roman soldiers flair for the decorative.

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