The period of Christ, and the persecution of Christians. Just under 1 1/4” in length plus the suspension loop. Hilt with a bulbous pommel, and waisted grip. Leaf shaped blade, pierced for suspension. Said to represent the Roman gladius sword, these were awarded to Roman soldiers wounded in battle. Professionally refurbished with the surface silvered and suspended on a Sterling silver 18” neck chain for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.