Roman era Hispanic minning pick

20 de March de 2017

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Roman Gallaecian “Malleus” or minning pick

Material: Cast Iron
Weight: 2992g (aprox. 7 pounds)
Dated: Between 300 BC to 200 AD.
This eavy artefact has a round eye set in an flat-sectioned head which becomes diferentialy narrow to the opposite sides. Overall, this artefact is in a worn and corroded condition with numerous crevasses protruding on the surface.

Origin: Found in the 40/50´s, 400m deep in an ancient Roman gold mine, in the region of Gallaecia in what used to be the Roman province of Hispania, currently in the provincy of “Trás-os-Montes”, northern Portugal.

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