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Carpenter's mallet from Roman times

  • Carpenter's mallet from Roman times © Ministerio de Cultura

    Carpenter's mallet from Roman times © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Instruments, utensils and tools

Date

1st century B.C.

Cultural background

Roman

Original title

Mazo de carpintero de cronología romana

Life inside Roman ships

Wooden mallet used by shipbuilding carpenters.

It was used to do minor running repairs on board. It has been dated as being from the 1st century B. C. and is from the Roman wreck of Punta de Algas, in La Manga del Mar Menor.

Tools like this one, as well as many other items recovered from the same wreck or other similar wrecks, enable more knowledge to be gleaned about life on board during voyages.
 

Details of the work

Origin
Punta de Algas, San Pedro del Pinatar

Object
Mallet

Dimensions
Height = 270 mm; Width = 200 mm; Weight = 210.6 g

Technique
Assembly

Material
Wood

  

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