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Offline JRoME

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Do you think this is for real?
« on: January 30, 2010, 11:20:37 am »
I have my doubts about this news story about a "Swiss army" type tool from around 200AD, although I wouldn't be surpised.  What do you think? Here's the link:
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1247230/The-Roman-Army-Knife-Or-ingenuity-Swiss-beaten-1-800-years.html

Offline Bud Stewart

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Re: Do you think this is for real?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 11:32:08 am »
Here is a very fascinating thread create by Xenophon in the “History an Archeology" discussion section related to this very artifact. Refurbished Gallery of Greek and Roman antiquities at The Fitzwilliam Museum

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=59806.msg372705#new

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Re: Do you think this is for real?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 11:51:38 am »
Thanks for the link, Bud.

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Re: Do you think this is for real?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 04:49:07 pm »
Thats stange  :o!
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Re: Do you think this is for real?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 09:13:34 pm »
I don't know how many metal antiquities experts read this board, but my non-expert first look at that tool was that the handle looks decidely not 3rd century Roman, although i have no real problem with the concept of the romans making such an item, even of silver (But heck, with that much money, what's up with the iron blade?)

 

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