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Roman Gladiator Replicas

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Roman Gladiator replicas (5 by 7 inches). This Historical Replica Set shows coins famous Roman Emperors-gladiators and famous places where gladiatorial games were performed.Roman emperors performed in the gladiatorial arenas with minimum risk. They included Caligula, Claudius, Caligula, Caracalla, and Commodus. Three gold coins of emperor “gladiators” are include in this set. A gold aureus of Caligula, struck in Lugubrious in 37 B.C. (Sear 1813), an aureus of Claudius struck in Lugnumum I 51 A.D. (Sear 1885), and a gold aureus of Commodus struck in Rome in 192 A.D. (Sear 5604).Two hundred thirty amphitheaters and 60 circuses were built for gladiatorial games during the Roman Republic and Empire. Two Roman coins show pictures of two gladiatorial game venues. First is a sestertius of the great Amphitheater Flavium or Roman Colosseum. Emperor Vespasian began construction in 64 A.D. The Colosseum was inaugurated by Emperor Titus in 80 A.D. as a gift to the Roman people. The building seated 50,000 people. This coin reverse shows the Colosseum with part of interior, gangways, arch, and obelisk. The obverse shows gladiator-emperor Titus seated left on a chair. Struck in Rome in 80 A.D. (Sear 2536). Rome's Circus Maximus held gladiatorial games, chariot races, and reenactments of naval battles. The sesterius reverse shows the Circus from the Forum Boarium. The obverse shows the emperor-gladiator Caracalla facing right. Struck in Rome in 213 A.D. (Sear 6929). Number 228.

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