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Source Image: PR205_1_05_01 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of Roman legionary chopping wood.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Rasp marks are visible on several of the soldiers' tunics.

Notes

This soldier was designed to hold a metal axe but never had this attached. This is common on the Column and shows that the addition of these inserts was a second phase of work.

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