Lot # 308 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Praetorian Guard Costume with Sword, Spear, and Shield

Stock #112464

A Praetorian Guard costume with sword, spear and shield from Ridley Scott's Academy Award-winning historical drama Gladiator. After Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) became Emperor, he gained the Praetorian Guard, an elite unit of the Imperial Roman Army, as his personal bodyguards.

The costume consists of black plastic lorica segmentata armor, greaves, and bracers, with leather straps and metal fasteners; brown-and-black leather pteruges; a dark purple woollen cape; a tunic; a pair of trousers; a black foam-padded fibreglass-and-plastic helmet with leather straps marked "SR16P"; a metal sword with a wooden handle and canvas sheath; a black-and-brown wooden spear; and a wood-reinforced resin scutum shield with a red-and-black canvas cover embossed with a laurel and lightning motif. It exhibits signs of wear, usage and age throughout, including various chips and scratches.

£4,000 - 6,000 US

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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