A Roman ivory hilted sword
Lot 142Y
A Roman bone hilted Pompeii-type gladius
Sold for £12,600 (US$ 21,165) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A Roman bone hilted Pompeii-type gladius
Circa late 1st Century A.D.
The sword with the flat double-edged iron blade curving to a point, the bone hilt composed of the oval guard decorated with four symmetrical grooves, the spiral-ribbed grip and the elongated domed pommel, 27in (68.5cm) long


  • Provenance:
    Acquired by the owner in Germany in the late 1970s.

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