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Source Image: PR205_1_13_17 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of Roman auxiliary's shield.

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 was used to add detail to this soldier's chainmail.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Outlining
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
To give depth around the top and left side of the shield a channelling tool or narrow flat chisel was used.

Notes

The extent of detailing on armoury and weaponry is revealed here in this close-up of a shield.

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