model of Ancient Roman wheel plough

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Model of Ancient Roman wheel plough

This is a representative type of the implement in use prior to the Christian Era, some of which may still be in use in the less developed countries. The early farming tools were often constructed from a suitably shaped branch of a tree, probably fitted with an ox-horn. These ploughs are unable to turn a furrow slice, but stirred the soil in a manner resembling the modern cultivator tine.

Plough of roman origin, this model was probably used for road construction rather than oil cultivation.

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1926-821
Materials:
copper (alloy), paint and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (as displayed): 115 mm x 245 mm x 115 mm, 0.77 kg
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Steinmetz, Mrs. B.M.; Steinmetz, Major A.S.B.