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Shield boss

In the pit there was burnt rubble, parts of horses' harnesses, and the boss. The shield it belonged to was destroyed in the fire. The fact that other armour pieces were also burnt may indicate that the fire developed suddenly. The catastrophy, which destroyed the barracks, can be dated by the finds to 230 AD.

Afterwards,the pits were filled with rubble and a new bath was built at the site of the former barracks, within the fort walls.

The boss was found in a pit near the barracks in Fort Miltenberg-Bürgstadt

Shield boss, Museum Bürgstadt
1 Shield boss, Museum Bürgstadt © Museum Bürgstadt

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