Lot 639

A Roman iron spatha blade of the Lauriacum-Hromówka type, late 2nd - 1st half of the 3rd century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A82kua | Live auction | 405 Lots

Description

An outstandingly preserved spatha blade of the Lauriacum-Hromówka type. The almost parallel cutting edges virtually intact. Width at the top 5 cm, near the point 3.9 cm. The blade with a flat 5 mm midrib. A parallel, narrow grooved band on each side of the rib. The broad grip tang tapering slightly backwards. Minimal remnants of corrosion pits on the professionally restored and preserved blade. The present example of this sword type in excellent condition. Length of the blade 68.5 cm, total length 79.7 cm.Provenance: From a private collection in South Germany.Condition: II Questions about the lot?

General Information

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