Bronze and silver pompeii gladiator shield

Mar 31, 2018. 21:12 UTC
Bronze and silver Pompeii gladiator shield Item images 2f1522531053375 77c9lwjj3uj 969a0bca3af696d40fcb6cbd9dfb3d6c 2f20180330 124429 Item images 2f1522531053417 deldhx9rvti 969a0bca3af696d40fcb6cbd9dfb3d6c 2f20180330 124524 Item images 2f1522531053404 c40pptmp6v5 969a0bca3af696d40fcb6cbd9dfb3d6c 2f20180330 124436
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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.


Bought from a II World War veteran in 1980.

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$200 - $800 (United States Dollar)
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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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