The period of Christ, and the persecution of Christians. Just under 1 1/2” length. Finely delineated hilt with bulbous pommel, swelled grip and rectangular cross guard. Tapered blade, pierced for suspension. Said to represent the Roman gladius sword, these were awarded to Roman soldiers wounded in battle. Bronze with fine patina. This is the best example for form that we have encountered. 

Stock Number: uc8202

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