Roman gladii, 1st cent CE. These gladii are of the Pompeii type, with the typical punched and decorated locket plates as well as the chape and other features. These gladii were used all the way up until the late second century, where the gladius was dropped in favor of a ring-pommeled sword and the semi-spatha.
David Gentleman’s illustrations for New Penguin Shakespeare books
For years I’ve bought Penguin paperback books for their cover design. In 2013 I came across a copy of the ‘The Rape Of Lucrece’ by William Shakespeare and
Julius Caesar. Silver Denarius (3.79 g), 49-48 BC.
Julius Caesar. Silver Denarius (3.79 g), 49-48 BC. Military mint traveling with Caesar. CAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling ho