The Roman Army A to Z: ver(r)utum

ver(r)utum (n. pl. veruta)

Spear with a fifteen-inch (0.37m) iron shank and a three-and-a-half-foot-long (1.05m) shaft. According to Vegetius, a later version of vericulum. Veg., DRM 2.15; Caes., BG 5.44. [Bishop and Coulston 2006]

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