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Epées miniatures à fourreau d'os, d'époque romaine

Abstract : Miniature knives in the shape of a sword in its bone sheath are known from several Western provinces, especially Gaul and Germany. They were often considered as votive offerings but a contextual approach shows that they are only expressing the Roman provincial taste for elaborate personal objects. Such items, appreciated for the skill of the bone craftsmen and their shape, were probably used as personal objects rather than anything else.
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Jean-Claude Béal, Michel Feugère. Epées miniatures à fourreau d'os, d'époque romaine. Germania : Anzeiger der Römisch-Germanischen Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Römisch-Germanischen Kommission, 1987, 65 (1), pp.89-105. ⟨halshs-00696807⟩



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