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Swords

Foto: AMHRoman Iron Age

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

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.

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  • 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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