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For the genus of fungi, see Dolabra (fungus).
Ancient usage of the Dolabra as entrenching tool. Romanian National History Museum, Cast of Trajan's Column

The dolabra is a versatile axe used by the people in Italy since ancient times. The dolabra could serve as a pickaxe used by miners and excavators, a priest's implement for ritual religious slaughtering of animals and as an entrenching tool (mattock) used in Roman infantry tactics.

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