Amazing Finds Gallery

Showcasing the remarkable objects found at Arbeia

A gold ring with gem engraved with Roman goddess Fortuna

Dates

Permanent

Visitor information

During museum opening hours 

About

This gallery showcases smaller archaeological finds discovered at Arbeia since excavations began in 1875. 

Featuring

  • 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