Heliodromus Posted June 11, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 11, 2022 This interesting piece, engraved on bone, is currently for sale on VCoins, coming form the middle east. Size is given as 63 x 50mm, with a suggested date of 3rd-4thC. Since the fallen figure has a spear and shield, I assume this is depicting a bestiari. Given the roman market for gladiatorial "artifacts" such as sweat, blood and apparently even liver, I have to wonder what type of bone it's engraved on ! Presumably a DNA test would give the answer. It's a bit of a shame something like this is not in a museum, since it seems very rare. 5 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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