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Dolabra

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Dolabra (Latin: dolabra, from dolare to chop) - an ancient Roman iron tool used in peacetime for carrying out camp and field work. It could perform the functions of an axe and pickaxe. It is a universal trench tool

Dolabra, Roman Empire. The total length is 515 mm. Found in what is now Austria. 1-2 century AD

Dolabra, Roman Empire. The total length is 515 mm. Found in what is now Austria. 1-2 century AD

Dolabras often had covers, there are finds of richly decorated covers made of copper-containing alloys. They may also have been made from leather.

Bronze dolabra case. Found in Macedonia. Sizes: 9.9 x 5.6 cm. Thickness ~2 mm 1-3 century AD
Bronze dolabra case. Found in Macedonia. Sizes: 9.9 x 5.6 cm. Thickness ~2 mm 1-3 century AD
Bronze dolabra case with glass beads. LVR LandesMuseum Bonn. 1-3 century AD

Related topics

Ancient military campaigns, Situla, Legionnaire, Legion

Gallery

Fragment of legionnaires with dolabras. Trajan's Column, early 2nd century AD