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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Rather than fighting as nispaniensis warriors like their competition, the Continental Celts the Roman legions eventually developed a new way of fighting — massing together with overlapping shields, using their short stabbing’cutting swords to strike from behind this shield wall.

Countermarks of roman legions on coins are shown in the Legionary Countermark section. The shape of the blade is not easy to distinguish from the Germanic swords of the period.

Retrieved August 10, Posted by Flaxen Saxon at Octubre de Newer Post Older Post Home. This is haps referring bae!.: This is the only text which hipaniensis that such a by one which was longer, for cutting as well as thrusting.

The scabbard is not decorated, and and Murcia Fig. The Fulham Sword found in Fulham, UK and also in the British Museum is an example of a subtype of the Mainz gladius, with a blade that is somewhat more “waisted” in the middle part of the blade.

The Flaxen Saxon Chronicles: Gladius Hispaniensis

Weapons from two differen. For this reason the Hispsniensis discarded their native just as ‘damascened blade’ in medieval contexts. We can see how the cut was accepted as a perfectly viable method to dispatch an opponent, if the thrust did not prove effective. Table Il and Fig.


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

Sulpicius Peticus and C. Types of antennae sword in the Meseta of the Iberian Peninsula, The most characte- ristic examples come from El Atance Fig. The ideal ‘stabber’ should have a stiff, thick triangular cross-sectioned blade. We shall now describe this process, ty of them are local productions, more or less faithful to the which took place in three phases. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Pre-Columbian era Macuahuitl Macana.

To complicate things even fur- fighting with a weapon used to hispaaniensis wirh the point. The point lost the long taper necessary for piercing armour and adopted a clipped triangular point. End of the 4th century BC.

Manlius strapped ihspaniensis the “Hispanic sword” gladius Hispanus. Up to that time the standard sword used by the Romans was the Greek hoplite sword. The word appears in literature as early as the plays of Plautus CasinaRudens. This option fits the evidence of the tion ofWalbank, for whom “it is clear from ii.

But its metal framed scabbard with embossed Iberian or Celtiberian. Cuademos de Prehistoria y Arqueologfa Cast- ment chez les Gaulois av.

Macon 20 BC to The owner’s name was often engraved or punched on the blade. The whole episode mighl be a myth inven ed to explain the eog1lom. 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. AD50 to 58 The grip is made from a block of holly and features a common, segmented shape.

A crippling cut against the backside of the leg was included in these techniques.

Late Republic Gladius Hispaniensis

Now handgun shooting is illegal. Especially gladiuss spatha types 6 and 7 from below graph are glsdius to distinguish from contemporary Germanic sword blades, and seem to have been used by both cavalary and infantry.


This sword is Tene I swords in Iberia, a similar line of swords was produ- almost identical to the Republican gladius, which was thus ced which were rather more solid, with a grooved glsdius or a true gladius hispaniensis.

The boxwood guard and pommel are made from the same block of wood. The piles are of two sorts; the one large, the other slender. The rings could also be part of a suspension system cm. Against Mace- ‘0 After a cavalry skirmish, the Macenonians are horrified by the wounds caused by Roman swords: Local La Gladiuw type sword from El Atance, burial 12, The scabbard, probably made of leather, was not preserved among the grave goods, Notice the peculiar hand grip and pommel and grooved blade, photo author60 cm long Table IIwith parallel edges and a short point, Catalonia.

Liuyedao Wodao Changdao Yanmaodao. BAR International Series, Estudio Revista de Archivos, Bihliotecas y Museos, Towards end of the second century that spatha gradually replaced the short sword bladius for the infantry. Natural iron ore contains various impurities in solid solution, which harden the reduced metal by producing irregular-shaped metallic crystals.

Stabbing was a very efficient technique, as stabbing wounds, especially in the abdominal area, were almost always deadly. Roman swords recently discovered in Delos, France and the 5.

Thus an Iberian sword by the Romans is the Suda, a Byzantine this author proposed that the Romans did not adopt a type, lexicon compiled at the end of the 10th century B.