Pilum - Simple

 
$18.00
This is a refundable deposit
10 days
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IMPORTANT This item is for hire only and requires a refundable deposit. This deposit will be payable before collection or dispatch & will be refunded once the item is returned to our warehouse and inspected.

NOTE: All base prices are per week (the minimum hire period), it is from the time it leaves our warehouse until the time it is returned.

The pilum (plural pila) was a heavy javelin commonly used by the Roman army in ancient times. It was generally about two meters long overall, consisting of an iron shank about 7mm in diameter and 60 cm long with pyramidal head. The iron shank may be socketed, but more usually widens to a flat tang; this was secured to a wooden shaft.
Legionaries of the Late Republic and Early Empire often carried two pila, with one sometimes being lighter than the other.
Standard tactics called for a Roman soldier to throw his pilum (both if there was time) at the enemy just before charging to engage with his gladius. They could also be used in hand to hand combat, or as a barrier against mounted charges.

Weight: ~1.4kg
Length: ~1600mm
Spear length: ~450mm

Item may have dints and scratches with a rustic patina to add to authenticity.

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