Product Description: This 4cm tall Roman Gladiator figure is made from lead-free pewter. There are four different figures available these being, Secutor, Retiarius, Thracian and Samnite. Each is supplied on a quality key-chain. The gladiator figure key-ring is presented on a Roman header key-ring card.
Information: Gladiators were both professional and amateur fighters in ancient Rome. They fought each other or against animals, usually to the death.
- The Secutor was specifically developed to fight the retiarius. He had a tall rectangular shield, a short stabbing sword and wore a helmet that covered his entire face.
- The Retiarius carried a trident, a dagger and a net, a large armguard extended to the shoulder and left side of the chest. They commonly fought secutores.
- The Thracian was equipped with a broad-rimmed helmet that enclosed the entire head, a small round or square shield, and two thigh-length greaves. His weapon was the Thracian curved sword.
- The Samnite used a large oblong shield and wore a greave on his left leg. He also wore a visored helmet with a large crest and plume and was armed with a sword.