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Source Image: PR205_1_16_10 of Column of Trajan

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Description

Detail of a legionary cutting stone.

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

Location

Current Location
Rome 

Evidence for working practices

No evidence is available for this source.

Notes

This soldier is shown cutting stone - apparently cutting away the stone for the foundations of a fort. The tools that he uses are the typical tools of a Roman stone carver, as seen also on tombstones. This is the only certain representation of a stone carver on the Column of Trajan.

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