In total, seventeen textiles and garments have been received at the museum, including a leather shoe and several other pieces of clothing. However, the men’s coat is the first one that has been dated and preserved.
“The technique used is very advanced and makes the pattern look like small diamonds,” Vedeler says. “It is well-used, and has a few tears that have been patched together.” They will do further chemical analysis to determine its colour, and expect the finds to reveal more important information about clothing in Roman Norway.
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