Roman swords in Germanic burials are extremely rare. Since Roman weapons were state owned and not tradable, the sword from Putensen must be a spoil of war.


  • Title: Swords
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Roman Iron Age
  • Location: Putensen, District of Harburg
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Gladius
  • Medium: Iron, Eisen

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