Monday, November 20, 2006

Vermand, Spear Mount

Vermand, Spear Mount HexagramPicture of  Vermand, Spear Mount Hexagram is courtesy of Yair Davidiy
Interlaced star on a 4th century spear mount excavated in 1885 in Vermand cemetery, Northwest France. Exhibited in the New York Metropolitan Musuem.
Researchers think it belonged to barbarian mercenary soldiers employed by Romans.
You can read more on: The Vermand Treasure: A Testimony to the Presence of the Sarmatians in the Western Roman Empire by Deborah Schorsch
Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 21, 1986 (1986), pp. 17-40

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