H. Schoppa, Ein Gladius vom Typus Pompeji, Germania 52, 1974, pp. 102-108; and Die Römer zwischen Alpen und Nordmeer, exhibition catalogue, Rosenheim, 2000, p. 330, pl. 38d.
The above publication by Helmut Schoppa accompanies this lot.
In his publication Schoppa gives a clear account of the discovery of the gladius and related pieces in 1971-1972 by the amateur archaeologist, Wolfgang Johe, who made the discovery on a spoil heap at Wiesbaden, from the excavation work of a Roman site in Mainz. Schoppa discusses the subsequent work carried out on the piece at Wiesbaden Museum, the translations of the inscriptions and the iconography of the scabbard decorations.