Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

roman gladius

An extract of our rare and unusual items currently available:

3rd-2nd Cent B.C. Roman Gladius

roman gladius


Bronze 3rd.-2nd.  Century BC. 

21"Hispaniensis style blade with signs of use, good encrusting, patina and ancient repair
Rampant ‘animal devouring prey’ (Lion) motif at end of pommel.
Possibly from the Hispania Ulterior region of Roman Spain. This is a fascinating, rare and worthy addition to any collection of early militaria, Roman weaponry or antiquities. A close inspection of its construction indicates that this sword probably supported a decorative hilt and guard over the now visible cone pommel, with a carved grip.
 The Roman Gladius (short sword) was used in a thrust/cut motion and was usually accompanied a large shield as a defensive weapon.

Ref. CH72/DSNN/ a.andl >RLNN SOLD   PRICE CODE H   Click here for price code guide

Provenance: Deveau Gallery,Toronto 1984
                    Private Collector Northumberland Co.