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Re: Show here your Roman soldier impression
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While all this is rather new and exiting, Confusedmile: I thought some images of my military occupation would be of interest to Fellow Pedes. I chose a sort of basis of a century's "field workshop" setting up on temporary stops on the march - doing the repairs of day to day items. Main basis is that of a carpenter's trade ( my dad was one) but with a little leather & metal work thrown in. Tool collection is based in what can be (to my view at least) carried in a cart. Would welcome comments for improvement!

Children also made in kit form as well....

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couple more shots of the workshop...
The Genius of my PC was not happy first time around...


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For photographs of your Roman encampment impression. Originally, the thread was to be called Show your Roman camp impression, but to British readers such as myself, this sounded a bit too like "Up Pompeii" with Frankie Howerd....
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Quote:For photographs of your Roman encampment impression. Originally, the thread was to be called Show your Roman camp impression, but to British readers such as myself, this sounded a bit too like "Up Pompeii" with Frankie Howerd....

Good call... :wink:
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Hi Tadius,
I have never seen a similar anvil, which is the function of the two circles on either side?
Can you explain me their use? I'm very curious ... thanks.
CIAO from Italy

Marco
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It stops the anvil sinking into the ground from what I understood. There is a good example in the Edinburgh Natural History Museum in Edinburgh...(or is it the Scottish History Museum?)
The display there shows it with an agricultural scythe.
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Greetings.
The item is know today as a "mowers" anvil. This example is taken from a find 3rdC context in south wales (will check the site later for you)
Its essentially small mobile anvil used in agricultural use. by workers to knock out dents & rough edges on scythes etc. They where still used in England in the 19thC.

You knock it into the ground,the side "supports" giving it balance. You sit either cross legged on the floor, or as I've conjecturally done in the photo, given it pro-temp and wood base to make work better on the bench.

I obviously cannot prove this, but in terms of a portable working service that fits in a marching bag to repair spatha edges and the such like,it really work very well! I'll post some pics for you tomorrow. :grin:
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Love the idea for this thread, and excellent camp photos Tadius!
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I thought the guys from Germany at Old Sarum from Contubernium Primum were very impressive .

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Here's a couple from our group Smile
I have hundreads :roll: but it's a case of sorting through them all!!

Hunter's Display of skins, furs, raw materials like horn and antler. And products of those things such as spoons, knives, water bottle etc. Also 4thC 'hunting knife' based on one at the british museum, nets, javelins, bows and arrows.

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Part of the military street:

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Getting the young recruits to polish helmets, a very useful past time! :lol:

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Roman Board Games:

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Quote:Hi Tadius,
I have never seen a similar anvil, which is the function of the two circles on either side?
Can you explain me their use? I'm very curious ... thanks.


Greetings.Some images of the mowers anvil for you which I use in my workshop impression.

When hammered into the block , its better for work on the bench.
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Use showing how you use hammering a rough edge (guest appearance by one of our hens as well...)

Sequence showing use in the ground as a more "in the field" tool

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Hope its of use /interest! :grin:


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here is my "shop"at romeinen festival last year the tarp i borrowed from LEG XV primigenia.
from Germany.And last weekend in Germany
Nic treath buy the way.


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Hi guys,
thanks so much for the info!
I know a similar type of anvil for sickle but I had never seen such big wheels on either side ... so I think they were for a particular purpose and did not know needed to use on the ground ... brilliant!
I have seen some similar anvils but on a piece of wood without circles so I thought that this was different ... some old farmers still use them but always on a bench anvil. Many thanks for the explanation ... the chicken is very interested in your sword...attention, nothing is more resolute than a chicken with a sword :twisted:
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Marco
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As far as I'm aware the 'wheels' are also used to store the hammer whilst at work and the whole contraption must hence have been carried on the man. That may account for different sized holes on these field anvils.
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One from Wallington with Comitatus!
The little field stove is extremely useful!


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