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Roman gladius (sword) and scabbard mounts

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Sword (gladius) and Scabbard Mounts. Roman, mid/late 1st century AD, of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection. IX.5583. The gladius with parallel double-edged blade of piled construction, of flattened diamond section with reinforced tip and long tang. The blade is
pointed for the last 76mm (3 in.) and the the tip is reinforced for the last
31mm (1 3/4 in.) Lacking grip.

Roman sword (gladius) and scabbard mounts. 1st century AD.

  • Sword (gladius) and Scabbard Mounts. Roman, mid/late 1st century AD, of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection. IX.5583. The gladius with parallel double-edged blade of piled construction, of flattened diamond section with reinforced tip and long tang. The blade is
pointed for the last 76mm (3 in.) and the the tip is reinforced for the last
31mm (1 3/4 in.) Lacking grip.

    Roman sword (gladius) and scabbard mounts. 1st century AD.

Date: 65 | Object number: IX.5583

Roman gladius (sword) and scabbard mounts

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Roman gladius (sword) and scabbard Mounts. Roman, mid/late 1st century AD, of the ‘Pompeii type’, from the Axel Guttmann Collection. IX.5583.

The gladius with parallel double-edged blade of piled construction, of flattened diamond section with reinforced tip and long tang. The blade is pointed for the last 76mm (3 in.) and the the tip is reinforced for the last 31mm (1 3/4 in.) Lacking grip.

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