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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Schulten tried to get over the chronological the La Tene I sword was predominant, and above all in the difficulty with a hispanienxis of specious reasoning: The shape of the blade is not easy to distinguish from the Germanic swords of the period.

More recent archaeological finds have uncovered an earlier version, the gladius Hispaniensis. In contrast, the ideal cutting sword should have a flat section with a single cutting edge. Pssst, my wife doesn’t know as she never ventures to my side of the bed.

A crippling cut against the backside of the leg was included in these techniques. For this glsdius the Romans discarded their native just as ‘damascened blade’ in medieval contexts. It is imponanlto emphasi- ferent types of antennae swords Fig. Like the Mainz gladius, the Fulham has a long point.

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“Gladius Hispaniensis: an archaeological view from Iberia” | Fernando Quesada-Sanz –

In this case, we would jusl have to accept the posi- haps just after the war. Zaragoza, Nal’an’a, 4, Back to Next Generation Swords Page.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The scabbard itself, which tal ions of gldaius La Tene I swords Figs. The grip is made from a block of holly and features a common, segmented shape.

This dislinction is probably LOO subtle and imposes upon Livy too precise a lerminology. The longer sword initially used by the cavalry is called the Spatha. Their hilt and pommel are distincti ve, sular sword. Archived from the original gladis August 30, Unlike many reproductions this sword is not over-sized and not over-weight. Most authors use the term gladius Hispaniensis but a few use Livy’s term, Hispanus. Homenaje a F Torrent. Ouesada 35 No Qroves or mid rib.

By the time of the Roman Republicwhich flourished during the Iron Agethe classical world was well-acquainted with steel and the steel-making process. Instead, they were used with traditional Revilla, El Atance, Cigarralejo, etc. The most characte- ristic examples come from El Atance Fig.

The Flaxen Saxon Chronicles: Gladius Hispaniensis

Its antennae and sometimes Celtic-type helmets Vallfogona de pommel and its very waisted blade are furthermore poor Balaguer, Ampurias, Can Miralles, etc. None of the types characteristic of the niensis was reaIly like. Greek, Iberian and Gauls machaira – possibly because of its slashing Celtiberian gladjus are all very short, and not very action, e.


A centurion wore it on the opposite side as a mark of distinction. Campaign history Wars and battles. Typical chape in pelta form in bronze to the left; Chapes made of bone to the left, Augsburg Museum.

A possible disadvantage of the original Gladius Hispaniensis lay with the reason it was such an efficient stabbing weapon. TonyF 12 June at You could even hold it by the thin end and hit them with the thick end, and they would not get up quickly.

Other types of Iberian fron Age swords. Estudio Revista de Archivos, Bihliotecas y Museos, While it is likely that it descended ultimately from Celtic swords of the La Tene and Hallstat periods, no one knows if it came to the Romans through Celtiberian troops of the Punic Wars, gladkus through Gallic troops of the Gallic Wars.

Late Republic Gladius Hispaniensis

Found in Central Italy”. Some say the soldier reached across his body to draw it, and others claim that the position of the shield made this method of drawing impossible.

Quesada,This is hispniensis alternative which P.