Bronze and silver pompeii gladiator shield

Mar 31, 2018. 21:12 UTC
Bronze and silver Pompeii gladiator shield
WILLIAM
Puerto Rico

Category
Militaria

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

Quadriporticusof the theatres,Pompeii. Encircledbylaurel wreaths for victory,the medallion in the centrebears the head of legendary Gordon,Medusa whose look is said to have turned men into stone.With a 14 inch diametes and an approximate weight of 10 lb.

Provenance

Bought from a II World War veteran in 1980.

$200 - $800 (United States Dollar)
Answered within 2 days
Apr 03, 01:22 UTC
By Nora Curl

This is an antique 19th century Continental bronze and mixed metal reproduction of a 1st Century CE gladiator, or hoplomachus, shield that was found during excavation at the Quadriporticus of the Theatres in Pompeii It features the head of Medusa and laurel leaves It is recommended to check the whole piece, especially around the rim edges for any foundry marks, stamps or signatures. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.

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