Charioteer in His Quadriga

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Carole Raddato
published on 04 June 2024
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Terracotta medallion depicting a charioteer in his quadriga, holding the victor's crown and palm branch, from the Rhône Valley, dated to the late 2nd or early 3rd century CE.

In Rome, chariot racing was organized into teams, each identified by a colour – red, white, blue, or green. The Latin inscription to the left on the medallion indicates that the victor belonged to the Greens. The Roman circus factions, who supported the different teams, were as fanatical and devoted as modern sports fans.

Lugdunum Museum, Lyon.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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