Anyway, quite apart from the glories of a fallen civilisation and the various other wonders of the Museum, there were some great gladiator pieces in the general Roman collection.
|Murmillo's helmet - look at the detachable grille as well as the catch holding the two halves together|
|Description label of the helm above. Golden sheen and feathers, eh? Snazzy!|
|A detachable visor... detached|
|Solid bronze shield for a hoplomachus|
|thraex versus hoplomachus - note that the hoplomachus has lost his spear and is closing in with a pugio|
|Gladiator decorations! Notice the thraex begging for mission by dropping his shield and raising his index finger.|