Roman swords, knives and daggers

Gladii, pugiones, parazonia - archeological fingings
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Roman Inlaid dagger (pugio) and scabbard, signed on the hilt by Honillius(?), ca. 1st – 2nd century A.D. Bronze, iron, silver, gold, niello

Roman Inlaid dagger (pugio) and scabbard, signed on the hilt by Honillius(? – century A.

The Fulham Sword  Roman Britain, 1st century AD  The British Museum  “This is the characteristic sword of the Roman legionary at this period. Only the handle, and the wooden or leather lining of the sheath are missing. Metallographic examination of the iron blade has shown that the cutting edges have been hardened.  The maker has decorated the bronze scabbard plate with embossed motifs. These include the popular Roman motif of the she-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, the legendary…

The Fulham Sword Roman Britain, century AD The British Museum “This is the characteristic sword of the Roman legionary at this period. Only the handle, and the wooden or leather lining of the.

Roman gladius with ivory pommel

Roman gladius with ivory pommel. Gladius was the primary weapon of Roman foot soldiers.

Top right: Roman sword, a gladius, with baldric and dagger belt, mid to late first century ad. Bottom right: an early firstcentury ad gladius from Rheingoenheim and a sheath from the Rhine; a gladius found at Pompeii, and another now in a museum in Mainz. On the left: other swords found on the Rhine.

Top right: Roman sword, a gladius, with baldric and dagger belt, mid to late first century ad. Bottom right: an early firstcentury ad gladius from Rheingoenheim and a sheath from the Rhine;

Three Roman pugios with (from left to right) the famous Leeuwen pugio with a type A sheath, type B tang, and type B blade. Next is a type A blade with a broken grip, and the last is a heavily decorated pugio with a type A sheath and type B blade.

Three Roman pugios with (from left to right) the famous Leeuwen pugio with a type A sheath, type B tang, and type B blade. Next is a type A blade with a broken grip, and the last is a heavily decorated pugio with a type A sheath and type B blade.

Roman Military Equipment: Weapons - Gladius, Spatha, Pugio, Pilum

early sword from the Nijmegen museum, NL, showing the handle made of bone/ivory and hardwood

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Gladius guards, pommels and hilts.

Roman Military Equipment: Weapons - Gladius, Spatha, Pugio, Pilum

Gladius blades from the Republic to the early Principate. Left of line Hispaniensis type

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