6 - 7 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,250
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A PATINATED BRONZE FIGURE OF A GLADIATOR,
inscribed 'AVE CAESAR MORITURI TE SALVTANT'
26in. (66cm.) high
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The latin inscription translates to 'Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you!' and was a phrase traditionally used by Roman gladiators to address the emperor prior to their match.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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