Roman Gladius (Pompeii), known as "type Pompeii" named after the famous city from which several specimens have been excavated. Melee weapon supplied to legions spread in the second half of the first century AD
Double-edged steel blade tip and small, but previous versions assumes a straight shape, becoming a weapon of transition between the sword and the next Hispanic sword. Guard and pommel small disc of wood, faux bone anatomical grip.
Fitted sheath covered the brass-plated metal and decorated leather section.
Total length 71 cm