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I think it might be fun to ask when to what point the Mainz gladius was used and at what point the Pompeii gladius was put into circulation. GRATIAS TIBI,
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If you want a rough and ready answer, it would be around 50 AD, around the same time the Newstead spatha makes its appearance. BUT ... a variation of the Mainz gladius, the Haltern-Camulodunum stays around till 120 AD, the classic Pompeii lasting till 150 AD
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