5th-6th century AD. 8 3/4” length. Finely forged and finished with medially ridged leaf shaped point. Conical socket with the point ridges continuing through, fading to the round socket lip. Socket base pierced through for a securing pin. Isolated pockmarks with about 95% original smooth finish remaining. The Alamanni also called Suebi inhabited territory in southwest Germany and lived independent from Roman rule from the third century. They preyed on Roman settlements and successfully defied Roman domination. In the 6th century they came under Frankish rule and ultimately were assimilated into the Holy Roman Empire. Genetically, they are the root of the Swabian race. See Exhibition Catalog of Alamanni Archaeology, Peoples Museum of Baden-Wurtenberg, 1997.
Stock Number: FNS1374


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