PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Roman bronze sword. Hilt of an Ancient Roman engraved bronze gladius hispaniensis sword. This artefact was found in the Rhone at Arles, France, and is one of the most beautiful examples of its genre ever found. It was used by the Roman Army during the reigns of Augustus (27 BC- 14AD) and Claudius (41-54 AD). Photographed at the Departmental Museum of Ancient Arles, France.
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