London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE GLADIATORIAL DAGGER HILT WITH EAGLE HEAD POMMEL
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
With projecting bust of Minerva at base of eagle's neck, wearing high crested helmet and aegis, the eagle with incised feather detail, with rectangular sectioned socket
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long
Acquired in the late 1980s/early 1990s, Krefeld.
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