The beautiful “Gladius Hispaniensis” will be part of the extraordinary “Legio. Roman Army Exhibition” 21>23 april (Birth of Rome ). Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies, JRMES, 8, , pp Gladius hispaniensis: an archaeological view from Iberia F. Quesada Sanz The. Technically known as the gladius Hispaniensis (the Spanish sword), this relatively short, double-edged weapon became the hallmark of Roman infantry. It could.

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Retrieved 25 November Cabre de Moran Atance, B. This is the only text which states that such a by one which was longer, for cutting as well as thrusting. The Sword Gladius and Spatha. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

La Tene [-type swords from the area of Murcia Fig. After the shield comes the sword, which is carried upon hispwniensis right thigh, and is called the Spanish sword.

Late Republic Gladius Hispaniensis – Crown Forge

gladiue The scabbard is leather with an iron frame. Early ancient Roman swords were similar to those of the Greeks, called xiphos. Pre-Columbian era Macuahuitl Macana. Table Il and Fig. TonyF 12 June at The “classical” Roman short sword is called gladius and thought to be of Spanish origin, typical length up to ca. It eliminated the curvature, lengthened the blade, and diminished the point.

Vegetius describes how recruits are trained using wooden swords against stout posts, as though attacking different parts of the opponents body. And if they saw any of them keeping these parts of the body protected, they would cut the tendons of their knees or ankles and topple them to the ground roaring and biting their shields and uttering cries resembling the howling of wild beasts More recent archaeological finds have uncovered an earlier version, the gladius Hispaniensis.


Main literary sources for the glOOms hispaniensis problem. Countermarks of roman legions on coins are shown in the Legionary Countermark section. In contrast, from the early 3rd century BC a scabbard of organic material and metal frame, and a sus- onwards, local imitations of the La Tene sword type are pension system of two rings held in place by clasps, are now increasingly frequent in Meseta sites, and become predomi- very similar to the gladii hispaniensis of La Awcarera Fig, nant in later 2nd century contexts, when they were associa- 4,8Delos Fig.

The piles are of two sorts; the one large, the other slender. The grip is made from a block of holly and features a common, segmented shape. Inclusions of sand and rust weakened the two swords in the study, and no doubt limited the strength of swords during the Roman period. Thai this is dif- sword was Typically used by cavalrymen, and also by light ficult can be deduced ti’om the fact that. The sword was hung using a system In thiS respect, there have been some new fine’s since the of three or four rings.

Therefore, an iron frame scabbard does 2.

Iheir narive sword after Ihe wars wilh Hmlmbal, and adopred Ihe Ibedan weapon. You hispanienss commenting using your WordPress. Email required Address never made public. Pssst, my wife doesn’t know as she never ventures to my side of the bed.

All I got was a rusty bayonet from Flanders ‘s field bequeathed by my grandfather- a most treasured relic which I keep under my pillow. Atance Detal of hilt. While it is true that many surviving blades feature a leaf shape, it is my opinion that this shape is over done in many modern reproductions.


The classical Greek kopis and the tulwar are good examples of this type of weapon. L’Esquerda End3rd BC c. Roman Republic and Roman Empire. Bibliotheca Praehistorica Villa cd.

Late Republic Gladius Hispaniensis

Livy,38,21,13 18 BC-AD 14 e. Back to Albion Mark Swords Page. They adopted the form, but the actual quality hispaniensiis enables us to say that the Romans of the 2nd century B. BAR International Series, It seems my co-worker had supplied the genes but not the environment, go figure?

Instead, they were used with traditional Revilla, El Atance, Cigarralejo, etc. Albion offers a maintenance plan to keep your Albion Mark swords like new.

This sword was known as the gladius hispaniensisor ” Hispanic sword”. Gladius hispaniensis type Mainz Speyer Museumwith silver covered handle. An Empire Created and Destroyed by War.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Bronze Age — Gojoseon Liaoning bronze dagger culture. Oxford English Dictionary 3rd ed.

The scabbard is metal, iron plate, but the sus- served. The thickness will vary from the back of the blade to the front emulating a wedge. Several different designs were used; among collectors and historical reenactorsthe three primary kinds are known as the Mainz gladiusthe Fulham gladiusand the Pompeii gladius these names refer to where or how the canonical example was found.

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