Amazing Finds Gallery
Showcasing the remarkable objects found at Arbeia
During museum opening hours
This gallery showcases smaller archaeological finds discovered at Arbeia since excavations began in 1875.
- The best preserved Roman ring-mail shirt in the UK, a fantastically intricate piece of armour.
- Imperial lead sealings from the household of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (who used Arbeia as his base during his Scottish invasion).
- Fine examples of Roman jewellry including gold and silver rings and carved jet. Arbeia has one of the largest collections of jet objects in Britain.
- The remains of a sword with a golden idol of Mars inset into the blade