Roman Sword

Approx. Period: 200 AD
Length: 0.40m Width: 0.08m

The Roman influence in Scotland was limited but the building of Hadrians Wall established a formal occupation in Southern Scotland. Further advances were made to the north and Roman artefacts have been found throughout the country. Items such as Roman Swords were high quality and looted weapons were highly prized.

The Sword carried by the Roman troops was proven over centuries of campaigns and well suited to their style of close quarter fighting. The short two edged blade is waisted with a sharp point. The hilt has bronze fittings and an turned ivory grip.