Treasure of the British Museum: Roman Gladiator Figurine

Bronze figurine of a gladiator  Roman Britain, 1st-2nd century AD   A heavily-armed Thracian-style gladiator, wearing a loin cloth with protective waist-belt, and armoured guards for his shins, sword arm and shoulder. His distinctive helmet, with an elaborate crest and plume, has the visor closed ready for combat.   © Trustees of the British Museum

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