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Source Image: PR205_1_04_10 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
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is used to carve the texture on the chainmail. This is done using either the corner of the chisel or perhaps using a very narrow flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Scraper
Description
Scraper marks can be seen on the smooth surface of the inside of the shield and the hand of the soldier.

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