Gladiator trident used by Retiarius in arena. Roman polearms. Triden-favourite gladiator weapon. Length: 52 inches.
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This trident corresponds to the original which we know from a piece of relief dated 3rd century AD, found in Rome, Vigna Aquari.
Length (wooden shaft plus trident): 132 cm / 51.9".
Length of the metal pikes: 23 cm / 9".
Width of trident: 32 cm / 12.5".
Retiarius ("net-man" or "net-fighter") was a Roman gladiator who fought with equipment styled on that of a fisherman: a weighted net (rete, hence the name), a three-pointed trident (fuscina or tridens), and a dagger (pugio). The retiarius was lightly armoured, wearing an arm guard (manica) and a shoulder guard (galerus). Typically, his clothing consisted only of a loincloth (subligaculum) held in place by a wide belt, or of a short tunic with light padding. He wore no head protection or footwear.
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