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Source Image: PR205_1_09_14

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Description

A Dacian weapon (sica).

Keywords
Weapon  
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Column of Trajan, Rome  

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is used on the blade of this weapon.

Notes

This weapon has been carved out of the otherwise rough background. Rather than lying on the rocky landscape, then, this weapon appears to be sunk into it. This was one way of the carvers avoiding having the cut back the background all around it.

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