A restored Roman dagger discovered in Germany was shown

A restored Roman dagger discovered in Germany was shown

19 february 2020, 19:46
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The dagger found last year in a burial ground near the German city of Haltern was restored and its image published. Then archaeologists discovered a set consisting of weapons, scabbards and belts. During the excavations, which were attended by representatives of the University of Trier, the dagger was found by 19-year-old trainee Nico Calmund.

The discovery of the object was quite a big success, because the artifact was very close to the surface. If a farm car had passed through here, it would have easily mangled the object. The weapons were attributed to daggers of the Vindonissa type – they were used by Roman soldiers from the North of Italy to the southern regions of England. This specimen is believed to have been made in the province of Noricum, on the border of Austria and Slovenia.

Despite the splendor and rich decoration, the dagger was not a decorative item, but was intended for use during combat. It belonged to a fighter who had fought with it more than once, since the blade showed noticeable signs of wear. The leather belt is covered with metal plates and is equipped with two hooks, to which the dagger was suspended by means of loops.

Research on the dagger continues. In two years, it is planned to be exhibited as an exhibit in the Roman Museum in Haltern.
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