Roman Fortress [55 - 75]

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  1. Aerial view of Exeter and Topsham

    Aerial view of Exeter and Topsham

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  2. Aerial view of central Exeter with superimposed area of fortress

    Aerial view of central Exeter with superimposed area of fortress

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  3. Reconstruction view of the fortress

    Reconstruction view of the fortress

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  4. Plan of the fortress

    Plan of the fortress

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  5. The defensive ditches under excavation in Paul Street

    The defensive ditches under excavation in Paul Street

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  6. Reconstruction of the defences

    Reconstruction of the defences

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  7. View of the bath–house caldarium

    View of the bath–house caldarium

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  8. View of the Roman bath–house

    View of the Roman bath–house

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  9. View of the hypocaust system in the bath–house

    View of the hypocaust system in the bath–house

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  10. Wire–frame model of the bath–house superimposed over a photograph of the excavation

    Wire–frame model of the bath–house superimposed over a photograph of the excavation

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  11. The museum model of the  bath–house

    The museum model of the bath–house

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  12. Fragment of mosaic

    Fragment of mosaic

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  13. Fragments of antefixes

    Fragments of antefixes

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  14. Fragments of window glass

    Fragments of window glass

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  15. Fragment of a basin from the bath–house

    Fragment of a basin from the bath–house

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  16. Excavation of barracks in Bartholomew Street, Exeter

    Excavation of barracks in Bartholomew Street, Exeter

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  17. Model of a barrack block within the Exeter fortress c AD 55–75

    Model of a barrack block within the Exeter fortress c AD 55–75

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  18. Legionary Armour

    Legionary Armour

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  19. An iron dagger frame

    An iron dagger frame

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  20. Modern reconstructions of a dagger scabbard and dagger

    Modern reconstructions of a dagger scabbard and dagger

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  21. An  enamelled strap–end

    An enamelled strap–end

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  22. Horse equipment

    Horse equipment

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  23. Brooches from legionary deposits

    Brooches from legionary deposits

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  24. A series of plain samian pottery vessels

    A series of plain samian pottery vessels

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  25. Decorated samian

    Decorated samian

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  26. An aureus of Vespasian (reverse)

    An aureus of Vespasian (reverse)

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  27. A carrot amphora

    A carrot amphora

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  28. Hoard of  coins from the Valiant Soldier Inn site, Holloway Street

    Hoard of coins from the Valiant Soldier Inn site, Holloway Street

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  29. Sculpture of a bird

    Sculpture of a bird

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  30. The Topsham chariot race cup fragments

    The Topsham chariot race cup fragments

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  31. Samian ware pottery from Topsham

    Samian ware pottery from Topsham

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  32. A model of a mouse

    A model of a mouse

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  33. Sherd of a samian cup with engraving

    Sherd of a samian cup with engraving

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  34. Marble portrait  head

    Marble portrait head

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  35. A soldier’s ring from Pennsylvania

    A soldier’s ring from Pennsylvania

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  36. Lyon ware cup and lamps

    Lyon ware cup and lamps

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  37. A pair of saucepans

    A pair of saucepans

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  38. Plan of barracks in Goldsmith Street

    Plan of barracks in Goldsmith Street

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  39. A Lyon ware cup

    A Lyon ware cup

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  40. Spanish Pottery

    Spanish Pottery

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  41. Neck of an amphora

    Neck of an amphora

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  42. Handle of a saucepan

    Handle of a saucepan

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  43. A panther from Holloway Street

    A panther from Holloway Street

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  44. A lamp from Holloway Street

    A lamp from Holloway Street

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  45. A Figurine of Victory from Holloway Street

    A Figurine of Victory from Holloway Street

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  46. A spear–head

    A spear–head

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  47. Two glass vessels

    Two glass vessels

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  48. A group of black–burnished ware

    A group of black–burnished ware

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  49. The upper half of an amphora

    The upper half of an amphora

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  50. Amphora handles with impressed stamps

    Amphora handles with impressed stamps

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  51. Fortress wares

    Fortress wares

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  52. How to tell wheel–thrown from hand–made wares

    How to tell wheel–thrown from hand–made wares

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  53. How to tell wheel–thrown from hand–made wares

    How to tell wheel–thrown from hand–made wares

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  54. Part of the legion as it might have appeared on parade

    Part of the legion as it might have appeared on parade

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  55. A legionary of the period of the fortress dressed in armour

    A legionary of the period of the fortress dressed in armour

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  56. A complete Roman amphora

    A complete Roman amphora

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  57. The timber corduroy underlying the rampart

    The timber corduroy underlying the rampart

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  58. Barracks of legionary fortresses

    Barracks of legionary fortresses

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  59. Legionary building trench

    Legionary building trench

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  60. Excavation of a barrack

    Excavation of a barrack

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  61. The soldiers’ rooms

    The soldiers’ rooms

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  62. Archaeologists lying in soldiers’ barracks at Bartholomew Street

    Archaeologists lying in soldiers’ barracks at Bartholomew Street

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  63. Antefixes on a roof

    Antefixes on a roof

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  64. View of the fabrica under excavation

    View of the fabrica under excavation

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  65. A fortress street

    A fortress street

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  66. A samian bowl from Topsham

    A samian bowl from Topsham

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  67. View of the front room of the fabrica

    View of the front room of the fabrica

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  68. Restored plan of the baths

    Restored plan of the baths

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  69. Restored plan of the fortress

    Restored plan of the fortress

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  70. Rim of a mortarium (mixing bowl)

    Rim of a mortarium (mixing bowl)

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  71. Fragments of mosaic

    Fragments of mosaic

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  72. An aureus of Vespasian (obverse)

    An aureus of Vespasian (obverse)

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  73. A Roman lamp from Lion’s Holt

    A Roman lamp from Lion’s Holt

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  74. Coin of Nero found in Alphington Road (obverse)

    Coin of Nero found in Alphington Road (obverse)

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  75. An early Roman coin from Topsham Road (obverse)

    An early Roman coin from Topsham Road (obverse)

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  76. Coin of Julius Caesar found at Hamlin Lane allotments

    Coin of Julius Caesar found at Hamlin Lane allotments

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  77. A coin of Nero (obverse)

    A coin of Nero (obverse)

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  78. Location plan of the Exeter fortress and annexes, and Valiant Soldier cemetery site

    Location plan of the Exeter fortress and annexes, and Valiant Soldier cemetery site

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  79. Excavation of the legionary defences

    Excavation of the legionary defences

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  80. Excavation of the legionary defences at Rack Street

    Excavation of the legionary defences at Rack Street

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  81. Plan of the military compound at Holloway Street

    Plan of the military compound at Holloway Street

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  82. A bowl used in the Roman fortress

    A bowl used in the Roman fortress

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  83. Plan of the Roman military defences at Topsham

    Plan of the Roman military defences at Topsham

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  84. Excavation in progress at the Roman fort at Topsham

    Excavation in progress at the Roman fort at Topsham

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  85. A soldier’s burial goods, from Holloway Street

    A soldier’s burial goods, from Holloway Street

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  86. A soldier’s burial goods from Holloway Street

    A soldier’s burial goods from Holloway Street

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  87. A soldier’s burial goods from Holloway Street

    A soldier’s burial goods from Holloway Street

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  88. A blue glass jar from a soldier’s burial

    A blue glass jar from a soldier’s burial

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  89. A blue glass jar from a soldier’s burial

    A blue glass jar from a soldier’s burial

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  90. A Spanish beaker from Topsham

    A Spanish beaker from Topsham

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  91. Wheel–thrown grey wares

    Wheel–thrown grey wares

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  92. The earliest evidence of literacy in Devon

    The earliest evidence of literacy in Devon

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  93. A coin of Nero (reverse)

    A coin of Nero (reverse)

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  94. Coin of Nero found in Alphington Road (reverse)

    Coin of Nero found in Alphington Road (reverse)

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  95. An early Roman coin from Topsham Road (reverse)

    An early Roman coin from Topsham Road (reverse)

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  96. Line drawing of the Topsham chariot race cup

    Line drawing of the Topsham chariot race cup

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  97. Sword (gladius)

    Sword (gladius)

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  98. Belt (cingulum) and dagger (pugio)

    Belt (cingulum) and dagger (pugio)

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  99. Shield (scutum)

    Shield (scutum)

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  100. Spear (pilum)

    Spear (pilum)

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  101. Helmet (galea)

    Helmet (galea)

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  102. Body armour (lorica segmentata)

    Body armour (lorica segmentata)

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  103. Neckpiece

    Neckpiece

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  104. Sandals (caligae)

    Sandals (caligae)

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  105. Fragment of mosaic from the bath–house

    Fragment of mosaic from the bath–house

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  106. Antefixes from the bath–house

    Antefixes from the bath–house

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  107. Mortarium (mixing bowl)

    Mortarium (mixing bowl)

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  108. Tiles from the hypocaust

    Tiles from the hypocaust

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  109. Blue glass tessera

    Blue glass tessera

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  110. An imported plate

    An imported plate

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  111. Stone fitting from the bath–house

    Stone fitting from the bath–house

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  112. Concrete from the bath–house

    Concrete from the bath–house

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  113. Stone floor tiles

    Stone floor tiles

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  114. Fragment of a shale bracelet

    Fragment of a shale bracelet

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  115. Fragment of multi–coloured glass

    Fragment of multi–coloured glass

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  116. Fragment of multi–coloured glass

    Fragment of multi–coloured glass

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  117. Animal sculpture

    Animal sculpture

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  118. Fragments of Roman glass

    Fragments of Roman glass

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  119. Model of the Roman bath–house

    Model of the Roman bath–house

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  120. Back–filling of the bath–house

    Back–filling of the bath–house

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