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Flat chisel and pointed iron

Both tools have dull, flat ends against which a hammer or stonemason's hammer struck. The chisel was held at an slight tilt to work on stone.

The flat chisel was used to create profiles,edges and surfaces. Letters could also be made on surfaces that had been smoothed out.

The long pointed iron was used for many purposes, for example as a lever for stone-breaking.

Location
Both tools came from the cohort fort Miltenberg-Altstadt.

Archaeology
Iron.

Literature
Neubert 2007, 33ff.

Flat chisel and pointed ironl, Museum der Stadt Miltenberg
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1 Flat chisel and pointed ironl, Museum der Stadt Miltenberg © Museum der Stadt Miltenberg

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