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Gladiator Beaker 048a   Price £20 each

Mould-blown beakers from our Wood-fired Furnace

We are now making Mould-blown Beakers at our Wood-fired Furnace.
See this page for all of our Wood-fired Furnace vessels.
In particular, see this page for our Circus Beakers and stock levels.

We do not make Gladiator Beakers to order
- they are only available from stock on the website.

For stock levels of all of our mould-blown beakers, see this page.

By far the most common of all the circus beakers, fragments from this design occur throughout the Western Roman Empire. Four pairs of gladiators are shown in various stages of combat. On the upper frieze are the names:

SPICVLVS ('Sting’)
COLVMBVS ('The Dove')
CALAMVS ('Arrow', or possibly 'Victory Palm')
HORIES ('Rising Sun')
PRVDES ('The Careful One')
PROCVLVS ('Hammer')
COCVMBVS (sic., probably a repeat of Columbus. It seems likely that Columbus is depicted both in combat and defeat on the same beaker).

Our reproduction is based directly on the intact beaker found at Chavagnes-en-Paillers, France, and now in the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, as well as fragments from Colchester, Leicester, Wroxeter, Southwark, Kingsholm and London.

Height: 6.5cm   Diameter at rim: 7.7cm   Capacity: 195ml

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