The year is 110 AD, Trajan is emperor of Rome, Britain is well within the grip of the Roman Empire. In the Peak District the Romans flock to the small town of Aquae Arnemetiae, now modern Buxton, for the healing quality of its natural springs. On the outskirts a small farmstead is thriving on the limestone scarp of Staden.(read more)
Worked sandstone ball
DERSB : 5535
Worked sandstone ball, from Staden, Buxton, 100-200CE. Possibly a ballista (catapult) shot. Staden was excavated under the supervision of G A Makepeace during the 1980s. The site appears to have been a Roman farming settlement, close to the town of Aquae Arnemetiae (at the centre of modern-day Buxton).
The evidence points to a Roman farming settlement at Staden, close to the town of Aquae Arnemetiae (at the centre of modern-day Buxton).
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