The organic components of the original example have decayed, but have been reconstructed based on better preserved finds from Pompeii.
Archaeologists have dubbed this pattern the 'Pompeii' type gladius, based on a series of examples excavated from the city. It had become popular by the Flavian era.
Similar gladii have been found in the UK, but not so complete. A similar locket plate was found in Loughor, Wales, and likely relates to the Second Legion battle group.