|ROMAN LEAD WAGON WITH TWO FIGHTING GLADIATORS
The shorter Thracian wears a plumed broad-rimmed helmet that encloses the entire head, a square-shaped shield, and two thigh-length greaves. In his right hand he holds a curved sword (sica). The murmillo wears a plumed helmet with a stylized fish (mormylos) on the crest, an arm guard (manica) and carries a gladius and an oblong Gallic shield.
Probably a votive or toy; the two back wheels and axles missing.
Ex German private collection, 1970s.
2nd-3rd Century AD
H. 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.);
L. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.)
Art of the Ancient World, 2011, no. 80