Sword, ca. 1400 Western European, Steel, silver, copper, leather www.metmuseum.org "The silver-embellished pommel and the crossguard made of copper (rather than steel) wrapped with silver wire suggest that this sword was intended for presentation or for ceremonial use rather than for battle. The Latin quotation inscribed on the pommel reads (in translation): "Here, too, virture has its due reward" (Virgil, Aeneid, Book 1, line 461)."
The Fulham Sword Roman Britain, 1st century AD The British Museum “This is the characteristic sword of the Roman legionary at this period. Only the handle, and the wooden or leather lining of the sheath are missing. Metallographic examination of the iron blade has shown that the cutting edges have been hardened. The maker has decorated the bronze scabbard plate with embossed motifs. These include the popular Roman motif of the she-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, the legendary fo