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Object Number: 69-8-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Italy
Naples Bay
Locus: Roman Galley
Date Made: c. 79 AD
Early Date: 59
Late Date: 99
Length: 78cm
Width: 40cm
Credit Line:Gift of Lloyd J. Douglas, 1969


Complete except for one fluke. Large ring at end of shank above. Small ring at end of shank below. Stock, shank, flukes, and arms.

"The Victor Merlo Collection of ancient nautical iron artifacts, dated presumably, recovered from the waters of Naples Bay about 1897 to 1902" by Gennaro Matini. "All the pieces were part of the equipment of a Roman galley which burned before it sank to the bottom"

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