-- Hasta
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Time Period: 3rd century BC to 4th century AD
Location: Rome
Common Construction: Wooden shaft with iron head

The hasta is a light spear or lance used by the Roman army. It was used by both equites (light cavalry) and hastati (infantry) as a main weapon, with the gladius as a backup. It was also used in the gladiatorial arena by equites (gladiators modeled after their light cavalry counterparts) and the hoplomachus.

BCE 01st Century, BCE 02nd Century, BCE 03rd Century, CE 01st Century, CE 02nd Century, CE 03rd Century, CE 04th Century, Gladiator, History, Rome, Spear, Weapon

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