Lot 213: Roman Gladiator Brooch
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd-3rd century AD. A tinned bronze plate brooch of a standing gladiator on a square base, Thraex type with curved peak to the helmet, rectangular shield and sword across; catch and hinged pin to the reverse. See Heynowski, R. Bestimmungsbuch Archaeologie: Fibeln, Munich, 2012, 3.27.5 for type. 6.67 grams, 40mm (1 1/2"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s.
Condition Report: Fine condition.