This greave is made after a 1st century original found in Pompeii. Nowadays it is part of the collection of the Archaeological Museum of Napels. Greaves like this were worn by the provocator, a medium to heavy armed gladiator. Juvenaris mentions a female provocator (provocatrix) in his satire VI. The provocator only wore a greave on his left leg just like the early Roman legionaries. The left leg is a weak point during the fight because it is placed forward.
This greave is made of bronze just like the original. It has a length of 50 cm, at the upper side it has a width of 16,5 cm and at the lower edge it has a width of 12,5 cm. It is 9 cm deep.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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