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Source Image: PR205_1_08_19 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a Roman auxiliary's cloak.

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
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The surface of the chainmail beneath the zigzag pattern is carved using a small tooth chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The detailed zigzag pattern on the chainmail is carved using the flat chisel on top of a rasped surface.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Rasp
Description
Rasp marks are visible on the smooth surfaces of the clothing.

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