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Source Image: PR205_08_11 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of Trajan addressing his troops.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
ClothingRoman SoldierTrajanBlock DivisionAdlocutioMilitary Standard  
Collections
Column of Trajan, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The carving is continuous across the block joint, suggesting that the carving was undertaken after the blocks were in place.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The channelling tool was used to add further detail to the clothing of the Roman soldiers.

Notes

Trajan is addressing the troops at the end of the first Dacian war. It is notable that the soldiers are not in armour.

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