Weapons and Shields

  • Close-up of Pompeii gladius, showing owners' names: C. Valer[i] Pr[imi] / C.Valeri[i] Pri[mi]" and "C. Valeri[i] P[rimi] C. Raniu[s]/C. Vale[ri] Pri[i].

  • Chape of Pompeii gladius scabbard.

  • Fittings for interior of Greek hoplon shield.

  • Lockett of the Pompeii scabbard, showing pierced decoration

  • Elaborate shield boss

  • At right, replica of Pompeii gladius. To right, authentic dolabra head and cover.