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A major fragment from a large, rare and impressive Roman Military Bronze Phalera (Military Breastplate medallion) featuring a Gladiator. SOLD
A major fragment from a large, rare and impressive Roman Military Bronze Phalera (Military Breastplate medallion) featuring a Gladiator. SOLD
A major fragment from a large, rare and impressive Roman Military Bronze Phalera (Military Breastplate medallion) featuring a Gladiator. SOLD A major fragment from a large, rare and impressive Roman Military Bronze Phalera (Military Breastplate medallion) featuring a Gladiator. SOLD A major fragment from a large, rare and impressive Roman Military Bronze Phalera (Military Breastplate medallion) featuring a Gladiator. SOLD A major fragment from a large, rare and impressive Roman Military Bronze Phalera (Military Breastplate medallion) featuring a Gladiator. SOLD
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c.2nd/3rd Century A.D. A major segment from a large, rare and impressive Roman Military Bronze Phalera (Military Breastplate Medallion) excavated many years back in London and from a London collection. [A Phalera was a gold, silver or bronze sculpted disk shaped medallion worn on the breastplate during parades by Roman Soldiers who had been awarded it as a kind of medal. Roman military units could also be awarded phalerae for distinguished conduct in action. These awards were often mounted on the staffs of the unit's standards]. This particular Phalera features what appears to be a Gladiator battling an opponent (the opponent is now sadly lost) and the Phalera would have most likley been silvered or gilded in the past. Apart from the old damage as shown in the photos, this segment is robust and in very nice condition overall with clearly engraved detail on the Gladiator figure, good metal and surfaces with a pleasant dark green surface patination. A rare and seldom offered Roman Military item, 79mm x 37mm.


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