Roman Gladiator Belt
Images of gladiators with wide leather belts can be seen in surviving Roman mosaics. Many gladiator belts appear to be about 8-12cm wide in artwork depictions and are often reinforced with metal plaque mounts. With specific styles of belt being worn by different gladiator styles.
An example of which is the mosaic of Galleria Borghese from Rome Italy dated to between 300 and 400AD as well as the Mosaic Villa Negrar Retiarius and Mosaic Villa Negrar Secutor both from the 1st century.
The belts appear to have been worn higher than the position of modern belts, being worn over the stomach rather than the hips with metal plaques providing extra protection and decoration.
This reproduction gladiator belt features a large rectangular plaque mount in made from brass with an antiqued finish.
The belt strap is made from 3mm thick leather and features decorative stamping and a solid brass buckle.
The belt measures 9.5cm in width and 115cm in length.
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