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A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A MURMILLO GLADIATOR
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A MURMILLO GLADIATOR CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Holding raised oblong shield with decorative bosses, a dagger in his right hand, wearing a visored helmet with tall detailed double crest, a greave on his advanced left leg, and protective strapping (manica) over his right arm, a belt worn over his loin-cloth
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high
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The murmillo appears to have derived his name from a Greek term for a fish due to the resemblance of his crested helmet to a fish tail.
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