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Roman tombstone of gladiator named Lupercus

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Roman tombstone of gladiator named Lupercus
Roman tombstone of gladiator named Lupercus

Roman tombstone of a gladiator named Lupercus, which was financed by his wife Theodora. The man was a gladiator of type thraex, as evidenced by his visualization.

The man is armed with a curved sword (sica) and a rectangular shield with a medusa face. The tombstone scene also shows a little boy named Apollonis, who may have been the son of a gladiator; the boy hands Lupercus his helmet. On the tombstone, we also see a cheerful little dog.

Object dated to the 2nd century CE. It is now in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (Greece).


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