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Roman Boxer Mosaic


Carole Raddato
published on 26 February 2018
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A mosaic fragment depicting two boxers with oddly shaped boxing gloves, 300-350 CE. The gloves have sometimes been interpreted as having metal spikes attached to them but they are more likely gloves with separate slots for fingers. (Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier, Germany)

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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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Raddato, C. (2018, February 26). Roman Boxer Mosaic. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Roman Boxer Mosaic." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 26, 2018.

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Raddato, Carole. "Roman Boxer Mosaic." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Feb 2018. Web. 20 Apr 2021.

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