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Iron sword with bronze hilt fittings

 

Length: 57.000 cm

P&EE 1892 9-1 452

Room 49: Roman Britain

    Iron sword with bronze hilt fittings

    Roman Britain, 1st century AD
    From Hod Hill, Dorset

    This Roman long sword has Celtic-style decoration on the hilt fittings. The Roman garrison in the fort at Hod Hill included detachments of both auxiliary cavalry and legionaries. This sword may have belonged to a soldier of either unit, though its size is perhaps better adapted to use by a cavalry trooper.

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