The shoulder protector (galerus) was worn by the retiarius. It was made of bronze and covered the shoulder and the upper arm, where it was attached to the manica. With the metal plate sticking out on the upper side, the gladiator could just partially protect his head.
This is a brass replica of a galernus as it was worn in the 1st century AD. It has two leather straps for attachment to the neck and arm. The height of the galerus is 37 cm, its width is 31 cm and it weighs 1,45 kg.
Length: 37 cm;
Width: 31 cm;
Steel thickness: 1.3 mm;
Maximum shoulder width: 13 cm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Weight: 1.45 kg;
Transport weight (gram): 4000 *
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.