London, South Kensington
12 December 2000
A Roman Gladius prop sword with 21¼in. (53.9cm.) long aluminium blade, turned wooden hilt and handle, with corresponding red painted canvas covered scabbard with brown leather shoulder strap -- made for the 2000 Universal production Gladiator; accompanied by a document concerning the provenance (2)
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According to the vendor, this sword was made for the battle between the Roman army and Germanic tribes and is used by one of the soldiers on the front line in the film.
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