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Carole Raddato
published on 26 June 2024
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Fragment of a blue glass cup with a scene depicting a pair of gladiators fighting. The gladiators are identified by name in the Latin inscription above them: [P]etraites (a murmillo) and Prudes (a Thracian), with part of the name of Proculus also visible. Dated to c. 50-80 CE. These cups may have been made as souvenirs for Roman arena fans.

Lugdunum Musée et Théâtres Romains, Lyon (France).

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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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