A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

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A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

Post by Athos1660 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:06 pm

A 2,000-year-old Roman dagger, that was discovered in a trench at a burial ground in Haltern am See (north-west Germany) last year, has been restored very nicely. It is thought to have belonged to a soldier from the Roman legion fighting Germanic tribes in the 1st century.

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Re: A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

Post by cromlechi » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:25 pm

Amazing how they can restore what looked like a rusty old bit of metal to something that looks like that now.

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Re: A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

Post by Athos1660 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:39 pm

Indeed! :-)

Did you see the x-ray of the find ? Impressive :

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Some other specimens have also been found, such as these ones.

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Re: A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

Post by cromlechi » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:33 pm

No, missed that. Amazing. Vicious looking implement as well!

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Re: A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

Post by Athos1660 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:55 am

One of these daggers (pugio) can be seen on Hypernator's grave at the Römerhalle Museum in Bad Kreuznach :

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Here is a pic.

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Re: A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

Post by Jagger2002 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:44 pm

I am going to guess that was owned at some point by a general or a very rich man.

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Re: A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

Post by Athos1660 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:23 pm

In any case, according to the French text mentioned in OP, the blade of this dagger shows wear marks, so its owner used it on the battlefield and it was not just a formal dagger. It was made out of several metals (bronze, brass and tin). Enamel and red glass were used for Its decoration.

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Re: A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

Post by Athos1660 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:18 pm

btw Osprey Publishing, a company specializing in military history, will be giving five free eBooks each week for the next four weeks.
This week, one of these books might interest FoG2's fans : Kaveh Farrokh, Sassanian Elite Cavalry AD 224–642.

https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/Free_eBooks_week_1/

(I don't know anything about the historical quality of these books)
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Re: A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

Post by melm » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:58 pm

Athos1660 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:18 pm
btw Osprey Publishing, a company specializing in military history, will be giving five free eBooks each week for the next four weeks.
This week, one of these books might interest FoG2's fans : Kaveh Farrokh, Sassanian Elite Cavalry AD 224–642.

https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/Free_eBooks_week_1/

(I don't know anything about the historical quality of this books)
Thanks for the information!

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Re: A wonderful Roman dagger is restored

Post by Athos1660 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:29 pm

melm wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Thanks for the information!
You're welcome. Good reading. :-)

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