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Hi,<br>
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I did some research lately on this gladius.<br>
Just want to share some pics. Here's the first.<br>
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img78.photobucket.com/alb...010024.jpg<br>
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A few more later on.<br>
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Hans <p></p><i></i>
Hansvl,<br>
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the picture seems to be a little too small, to recognize any details ...<br>
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Uwe <p></p><i></i>

Anonymous

Hans,<br>
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Do you have any more info on the findings of your study?<br>
Was it found at Hofstade Zemst or Aalst?<br>
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Greetings,<br>
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Jurgen/Quintilianus <p></p><i></i>
Hi Jurgen,<br>
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It's Hofstade near Aalst. The <em>gladius</em> was found in 1946, published by De Laet in 1947 and then went into oblivion (except for a brief description in JRMES 7). It is kept in the municipal museum of Aalst (Oud-Hospitaal).<br>
It was found in a pit that is considered to be a <em>favissa</em> of a nearby Gallo-Roman temple.<br>
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I published a small article on this topic in Vobov-info nr. 58. If you like, I can send you a copy (do you live in Belgium?).<br>
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Greets,<br>
<br>
Hans <p></p><i></i>

Anonymous

Hi Hans,<br>
<br>
Well yes, you are talking to a fellow countryman<br>
Currently I am in the planning stage of reconstructing a gladius, hence my interest.<br>
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I would be very much obliged if you could send me a copy of your article. Please e-mail me at [email protected] <br>
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Greetings,<br>
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Jurgen/Quintilianus <p></p><i></i>

Anonymous

deffo 1946, er terr it was a great asset - left ceaser wondering what it would have been if he had slightly better taste in robes! <p></p><i></i>