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Anchor model - wooden killick - Greek/Roman
Scale: Unknown. A modern model of a Greek or Roman stone killick anchor made largely from wood and complete with a small stone stock. The main shank is a straight piece of wood, rectangular in section, to which are pegged by a wooden treenail a pair of wooden arms with curved inward faces, mounted at an angle of approximately 45 degrees. The stone stock, which is rectangular in section passes through a hole in the shank and is held in by a wooden fillet above and is lashed in position by a rope binding. The rope cable is knotted to a ring made from a series of smaller rope cords which pass through the top of the shank. One of a set of four models of Greek and Roman wooden killicks (anchors) brought to the surface during excavations off Sicily.
Original size: 1060 mm x 134 mm x 118 mm
- Image reference: L1380
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London