Miniature Weapons in Roman Britain
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:24 pm
While at the British Museum a while back, I saw this little guy. The description says that miniature weapons like these were popular votive offerings in Roman-era temples in Britain, particularly spears and axes. The fact axes were suppose to common at these founds struck me as a bit odd, since its generally thought the British (or the Romans for that matter-- but assuming this spear on display is typical, they're using the old Celtic types) didn't use axes as weapons in war. I emailed the British Museum for more information back in August, and haven't heard back, so I thought I would start asking around to see if anyone had information on them, or where I can read up on them?