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Bronze Age Weapons of Rome's Enemies

This bronze sword was probably used by native people in Gaul, Asia Minor, or the more primitive parts of Greece to defend their homeland against the Roman invader. It is a type with the bronze hilt fastened to a bronze blade with rivets and was a stabbing rather than a cutting sword. It was widely used 1500 - 1200 B. C. by the Mycenians and people in Asia Minor. Though a little early for the Roman period, this type was still used by Celts and other people. The Romans customarily used a short iron sword called a gladius..

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