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Source Image: PR205_1_04_09 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Roman auxiliary's armour.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The marks of a flat or slightly round-headed chisel can be seen in the folds of the drapery to the right.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The surface of the chainmail was worked initially with a tooth chisel.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The texture on the chainmail has been carved using the corner of a flat chisel or a very narrow flat chisel following initial work with the tooth chisel.

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