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.
Length: 50 cm;
Width: top: 16.5 cm, bottom 12.5 cm;
Maximum leg width: 16.5 cm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
Does this armour fit?
Do you wear a gambeson: add 10-15 cm to your circumference.
Do you wear a gambeson and hauberk: Add 15-20 cm to your circumference.
Tip: Is this armour too big for you? You can easily add extra padding.
Attaching armour & chainmail
To attach your armour or chainmail securely, you can attach leather laces to your gambeson and fasten these to your armour / chainmail. The armour thus remains in position during a fight.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
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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