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Image of gladiator on brick

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An image of a gladiator on a brick
Image of gladiator on brick

Almost 2000 years old brick with engraved image of gladiator of the type retiarius (“netman”) named Equoreus. The gladiator was shown fighting a prepared dagger, protected by a neck protector (galerus) and a shoulder protector (manica). The object is located in the Archaeological Museum of Zagreb (Croatia).

Retiarius fought with a trident, a dagger and a net, which he threw over the head of the opponent. The trident was long and set on a solid wooden spar. The fishing net was tied to the left wrist with long strings.


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