|Gladiator Shoulder Guard, Iron (small)
Product Name: Gladiator Shoulder Guard, Iron (small)
- solid iron construction
- buckled leather straps
The Iron Gladiator Shoulder Guard, or Galerus, is generally associated with the Retiarius Gladiator. The Retiarus fought with a trident and a net with no shield or helmet. The shoulder guard was generally worn on the left side and would hopefully protect the neck from a slicing blow. This version is made of solid iron with leather straps.
1st through 4th century AD
The Zliten mosaic is a Roman floor mosaic from about the 2nd century AD, found in the town of Zliten in Libya, on the east coast of Leptis Magna. The mosaic was discovered by the Italian archaeologist Salvatore Aurigemma in 1913 and is now on display at The Archaeological Museum of Tripoli.