Late Roman-Early Christian Bronze Sword Guard

 

Late Roman-Early Christian Bronze Sword Guard

An ancient Late Roman-Early Christian Bronze openwork sword guard attachment with central cross symbol surrounded by floral decoration. On the edge are incised circles and five preserved connection rivets.

Ca. 4th century AD.
Dimensions: 2 7/8 x 3 3/8 in. (7.2 x 8.6 cm).

A rare instance of a Christian legionary in Late Roman times.

Formerly in a Vienna private collection, 1980s.

Inv#: 7203

$5,000

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