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Object Title

Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type

Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type

Date

50-100 AD

Object Number

IX.5583

Provenance

Purchased at auction, the Alex Guttmann Collection, of Ancient Arms and Armour, Part 2, Wednesday 28 April 2004; Found in Wiesbaden, Germany, by Wolfgang Johe in 1971-72

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Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 633 mm (24 15/16 in); blade length: 486 mm (19 1/8 in) Weight: weight: 444 g (15.8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

The forte of the blade has a dot-punched inscription on both sides reading:C.VALERI[I] P[RIMI] / C.VALERI[I] PRI[MI] and C.VALERI[I] C.RANIUS[S] / C.VALE[RI] PRIMI'

Associations

Places Roman Empire
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection. IX.5583
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection. IX.5583
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection. IX.5583
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection. IX.5583
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection. IX.5583
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection. IX.5583
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection. IX.5583
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.
Thumbnail image of Gladius and scabbard mounts - of the 'Pompeii' type Gladius and scabbard mounts of the 'Pompeii type', from the Alex Guttmann Collection.