A lot of the ancient civilisations that have left us the most remarkable artefacts are found in the Mediterranean and in Asia. Not only was this area the ‘birthplace of civilisation’ but drier conditions allowed items to be beautifully preserved for millennia. However, there’s another well-known civilisation slightly closer to Pax Romana’s London home. Characterised for their violent invasions and pillaging, the Vikings were … Read More Viking Artefacts – A Collecting Guide to Jewellery and Weaponry from the Viking Era
Category: Ancient Weaponry
Out of all of the ancient artefacts we share and sell here at Pax Romana, ancient weaponry is always incredibly popular. If you wanted to start collecting ancient weaponry, spears are a great place to start. The spear as a weapon is versatile. They’re found across the ancient world and can be made of a variety of materials. For example, the oldest known examples … Read More Ancient Spears – The Story of Ancient History’s most common Weapon
They often say that history repeats itself. This isn’t completely true, but you couldn’t be criticised for noticing some of the similarities between ancient and modern warfare. Whether it was the insignia of the Romans or the tactics of Ancient Chinese warriors, there are clear conscious and subconscious influences through a lot of modern history. Greek Although many civilisations had had impressive armies and … Read More How does Ancient Warfare impact Modern Wars and Military Tactics?
One of the largest portions of the ancient art market is that for ancient weaponry. Amongst the axe heads, swords and spears, ancient helmets stand out as some of the most spectacular pieces in this field. From Viking warriors to Roman legionaries, many ancient peoples utilised helmets in order to better equip their troops. Their survival to this day tells us significant amounts about … Read More Ancient Helmets: From Status Symbols to Battle Protection
Axes are some of the earliest man-made tools we have. Indeed, the first examples are found in Australia between 49,000 and 44,000 BC! They are extremely useful tools, and for that reason are found across the ancient world. However, for this article we’re going to run you through 3,000 years of history of the battle axe as a military weapon. We’ll take a look … Read More History of the Battle Axe – Chopping through 3,000 years of History