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Roman Fork-Pommel Iron Sword, Mid. 2nd Century A.D.

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Roman Fork-Pommel Iron Sword, Mid. 2nd Century A.D.
Iron Fork-pommell “Spathae” sword, with long blade, and horizontal guard (rare type) wide grip ending with a fork pommel.
This type of sword was first used by the Roman enemy the Sarmatians in the 1st Century AD, it was then adopted by some legions.

Sarmatians: coalition of Iranian nomadic tribes, which moved gradually from the Caspian plains to eastern Europe and threatened the Roman empire.

58 cm long - 22.8”
Material : Iron
Culture : Roman, 2nd Century A.D.
Condition : Intact

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Provenance: Previously property of Mr. I. Roper, London, UK.

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