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Source Image: PR205_1_08_12 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of Roman legionaries.

Monument
Column of Trajan 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Archaeometric identification)  
Date
circa ad 113 
Keywords
HeadRoman 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
Lines incised with the corner of the flat chisel can be seen on the strap over the shoulder of the righthand soldier.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill marks can be seen in the scarf of the rear soldier and the finial on the helmet of the lefthand soldier.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Scraper
Description
Rough scraper marks can be seen on the shields, perhaps to give it texture.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Fine rasp marks can be seen on the skin and armour of these soldiers.

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