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ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE LARGE KEY 100 200 AD
ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE LARGE KEY 100 200 AD
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Ancient Roman Glass Pouring Vase Bottle Vile Circa 200 300 BCE
$120.00
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Great Authentic Ancient ROMAN HOLY LAND SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 63 BC to 330 AD
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Quality Ancient Roman Period Religious Terracotta Clay Original Bowl c100 AD
$29.99
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Ancient ROMAN RING KEY LOCK BOLT genuine chest treasure box tool artifact old
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Ancient Roman Bronze Artifact 1st 3rd c AD Hook
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Ancient Roman Bronze Artifact 1st 3rd c AD Knife Collar
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Ancient Egyptian Blue Green Faience Ushabti c600 BC
Ancient Egyptian Blue Green Faience Ushabti c600 BC
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3 Coins from Ancient Rome No Reserve
3 Coins from Ancient Rome No Reserve
$2.99
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ANCIENT ROMAN BYZANTINE PAIR OF FLATTENED GOLD WIRE EARRINGS NICE
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Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Artifact
Ancient Roman Iron Spearhead Artifact
$75.00
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Ancient Byzantine Bronze Ram Head Ca 5th 6th AD
Ancient Byzantine Bronze Ram Head Ca 5th 6th AD
$2,528.75
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APHRODITE ANCIENT LATE ROMAN GLASS CHILD BRACELET
APHRODITE ANCIENT LATE ROMAN GLASS CHILD BRACELET
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Ancient Roman ornate bronze cosmetic applicator spoon 1st 4thc AD
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Ancient Roman Gold Finger Ring with Carnelian Intaglio Ca 2nd 3rd century AD
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Ancient Roman Empire 1st 3rd c AD Bronze Artifact Buckle
Ancient Roman Empire 1st 3rd c AD Bronze Artifact Buckle
$20.00
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Lot Of 2 Ancient Roman Buttons Studs CIRCA 2ND CENTURY AD
Lot Of 2 Ancient Roman Buttons Studs CIRCA 2ND CENTURY AD
$9.50
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Ancient Roman Glass Bowl
Ancient Roman Glass Bowl
$575.00
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Ancient Roman Glass Bowl
Ancient Roman Glass Bowl
$375.00
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APHRODITE A PAIR OF ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE CHARIOT FITTINGS
APHRODITE A PAIR OF ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE CHARIOT FITTINGS
$2,835.00
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ANCIENT ROMAN MOSAIC PANEL FRAGMENT circa 1st 2nd Century AD
$3,500.00
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Ancient Roman Heavy Door knocker Handle 1st 5thc AD
$75.00
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Ancient Artifact  18th Century Bronze Finger Ring SZ 5 1 4 US 1575mm 14746 DR
Ancient Artifact 18th Century Bronze Finger Ring SZ 5 1 4 US 1575mm 14746 DR
$20.30
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Ancient Roman Bull statue In Excellent Condition Heavy Bronze
$1,200.00
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Ancient Roman stones glass from Jewelry
$35.00
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ANCIENT PTOLEMAIC ROMAN EGYPTIAN GLASS FLORAL FRAGMENT
$255.00
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Ancient Roman Byzantine Iron chisel 49mm
Ancient Roman Byzantine Iron chisel 49mm
$19.00
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Ancient Thrace Iron spear point piece length 109 mm 4 1 4 in
$28.00
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APHRODITE ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT COIN 307 337 AD
APHRODITE ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT COIN 307 337 AD
$40.00
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Antique Egyptian Carved Marble Stone Bust Ancient Greek Roman Revival
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Ancient Roman Empire 1st 3rd c AD Bronze Ring
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ANCIENT VOTIVE OIL LAMP FEET IN SANDALS TERRACOTTA GRECO ROMAN 200BC 100AD
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Ancient Artifact Medieval Bronze Finger Ring SZ 7 3 4 US 18mm 14748 DR
$25.20
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Ancient Byzantine Bronze Roman Ring Size 3 00 299 AD NICE
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Ancient Roman Ring Size apprx 6 52mm 1st 4th Century
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Ashmolean Ancient Roman Christian Jewish Engraved Gems Finger Rings Intaglios
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2 Antique 19thC Blue Sapphire Ancient Greek Roman Magic Gemstones
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Ancient Roman Empire 1st 3rd c AD Bronze ring
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Ancient Roman Blue Glass Juglet Vessel Vase Circa 2nd century AD
$612.00
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Ancient Roman Yellow and Turquoise Glass oil vase 1st century AD
$892.00
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Ancient Roman Glass chalice turquoise zigzag accents 1st century AD
$1,091.00
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Ancient LATE ROMAN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMRIUM CIRCA 3rd Century AD
$1,142.00
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First Christian Empire ROMAN BRONZE COIN Genuine Ancient Antique from 306 410 AD
First Christian Empire ROMAN BRONZE COIN Genuine Ancient Antique from 306 410 AD
$32.00
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$89.99
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NEW Portland Vase Ancient Rome Emperor Severus Alexanders Urn Treasure Enigma
NEW Portland Vase Ancient Rome Emperor Severus Alexanders Urn Treasure Enigma
$28.49
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ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS GREEN PERFUME BOTTLE 100 BC 200 AD NICE PIECE
ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS GREEN PERFUME BOTTLE 100 BC 200 AD NICE PIECE
$276.25
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ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS PALE GREEN JUGLET AMAZING IRIDISCENCE 100 BC 200 AD
ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS PALE GREEN JUGLET AMAZING IRIDISCENCE 100 BC 200 AD
$407.99
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Handcrafted Scotland 29ct Citrine Ancient Roman God of Healing Apollo Aesclepius
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$239.99
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18thC Antique 8ct Aquamarine Ancient Roman Marriage Bliss Essence of Ocean Gem
$199.99
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Ancient Roman Holy Land Pottery Vessel Circa 2nd Century AD
Ancient Roman Holy Land Pottery Vessel Circa 2nd Century AD
$75.00
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Le Crayon a Andre  Amazing Coin  Ancient Artifact Cleaning 4 Pencil Set
Le Crayon a Andre Amazing Coin Ancient Artifact Cleaning 4 Pencil Set
$19.99
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Great Authentic Ancient ROMAN HOLY LAND SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 63 BC to 330 AD
Great Authentic Ancient ROMAN HOLY LAND SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 63 BC to 330 AD
$75.00
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Authentic Ancient Crossbow Fibula Base ROMAN HOLY LAND 63 BC to 330 AD
Authentic Ancient Crossbow Fibula Base ROMAN HOLY LAND 63 BC to 330 AD
$149.00
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19thC Antique 2ct Topaz Ancient Rome Gem of God Apollo Augustus Triumph Jupiter
19thC Antique 2ct Topaz Ancient Rome Gem of God Apollo Augustus Triumph Jupiter
$159.99
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ANCIENT ROMAN KEY RING C100 300 AD
ANCIENT ROMAN KEY RING C100 300 AD
$145.00
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Museum Quality Ancient Greek GRECO ROMAN Terracotta Head Bust Figure Artifact
$274.99
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Ancient Roman Glass Vessel Vase 1st 3rd Century AD
Ancient Roman Glass Vessel Vase 1st 3rd Century AD
$249.99
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Ancient GOLD Roman Intaglio Ring 246 Grams
Ancient GOLD Roman Intaglio Ring 246 Grams
$5,000.00
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ANCIENT GOLD EARRINGS GRECO ROMAN 200 BC 100 AD
$450.00
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Ancient Authentic Roman Bronze Ring Fully Intact Wearable Sz 95
$49.99
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APHRODITE ANCIENT ROMAN SILVER PHILIP I ANTONINIANUS 247 249 AD
APHRODITE ANCIENT ROMAN SILVER PHILIP I ANTONINIANUS 247 249 AD
$80.00
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Ancient Roman Legionary Brick with stamp TB
$240.00
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ancient artifact silver with gold gilding
ancient artifact silver with gold gilding
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Ancient Roman Glass Bowl
Ancient Roman Glass Bowl
$375.00
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30 15TH CENTURY ANCIENT GREEK  ROMAN FAMOUS HERCULES STATUE SCULPTURE
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$269.52
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Ancient Roman Empire Soldier Legionary Fully Wearable Bronze Ring Sz US 85
Ancient Roman Empire Soldier Legionary Fully Wearable Bronze Ring Sz US 85
$49.95
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Ancient Roman Silver Crossbow Fibula
Ancient Roman Silver Crossbow Fibula
$0.01
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ANCIENT ROMAN DAUGHTER OF ZEUS PLAYING A HARP SCULPTURE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
ANCIENT ROMAN DAUGHTER OF ZEUS PLAYING A HARP SCULPTURE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
$774.95
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Authentic Ancient Roman Soldier Legionary Museum Quality Bronze Ring Sz US 105
Authentic Ancient Roman Soldier Legionary Museum Quality Bronze Ring Sz US 105
$79.95
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Lot of 3 Ancient Roman Egypt Theater Tokens c1st 2nd Century AD
Lot of 3 Ancient Roman Egypt Theater Tokens c1st 2nd Century AD
$97.50
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Ancient Bronze Cross early 1400 to 1500
Ancient Bronze Cross early 1400 to 1500
$25.00
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Ancient Roman Egypt Female figure c2nd century AD
Ancient Roman Egypt Female figure c2nd century AD
$420.75
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APHRODITE ANCIENT ROMAN SHALLOW RIBBED BOWL IN COBALT BLUE
APHRODITE ANCIENT ROMAN SHALLOW RIBBED BOWL IN COBALT BLUE
$1,863.00
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ANCIENT BRONZE SIGNET RING FIGURE
ANCIENT BRONZE SIGNET RING FIGURE
$5.50
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ANCIENT BRONZE SHIELD RING
ANCIENT BRONZE SHIELD RING
$5.50
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ANCIENT BRONZE SIGNET RING FRAGMENT BUST
ANCIENT BRONZE SIGNET RING FRAGMENT BUST
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LOT OF 4 ANCIENT BRONZE ARROWHEADS
LOT OF 4 ANCIENT BRONZE ARROWHEADS
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Chariot Racing – A Popular Sporting Event in Ancient Times

For the ancient Greeks and Romans, chariot racing was one of the most popular sports beloved by the masses. Although it was a dangerous sport with frequent serious injuries and deaths on both horse and driver, it was a huge draw for spectators who came in droves to watch the spectacle.

The origin of chariot racing is not clear, but evidence from pottery during the Mycenaean Age and a literary reference described by Homer suggests very early beginnings. Chariot racing became one of the more important equestrian events when it was added to the Olympic Games in 680 B.C. Though not as highly esteemed as the foot race, it surpassed racing on horseback which was eventually discontinued.

The races in ancient Greece were held in a stadium called the hippodrome. Ten or more chariots could run at a time. The horses ran around a stone or wooden barrier called an embolon that divided the elongated racecourse. There were two-horse and four-horse chariot races consisting of twelve laps around the hippodrome.

Before each race the names of the drivers and owners were announced during a procession. The chariots lined up alongside each other and waited for the gates to open to start the race. Chariot racers needed to be tall and light, so teenagers were frequently chosen to be drivers.

The chariot owners were not the charioteers. Drivers were usually slaves and considered lower than a barbarian. Women were completely excluded from participation in the Olympics. Even though women couldn’t even watch the games, they could train and own horses. The Spartan daughter of Archidamus II named Cynisca, who owned and trained horses, employed men and entered her team at the Olympics. She won the four-horse chariot races twice in 396 B.C. and again in 392 B.C. She was the rare exception during those times.

The Greeks used chariot racing as a way to show off their prosperity and for the wealthy to seek fame. Although the charioteer was usually a slave or a hired professional, they could also be a family member of the chariot owner. The drivers themselves remained quite anonymous with no fanfare lavished on them in the form of statues or victory songs. The charioteers did not race in the nude as was the common practice in other Olympic events.

The Romans liked to include chariot races as part of their religious festivals. The Greek influence was strong and races run in much the same way with some exceptions. Chariot races in ancient Rome took place in a circus called the Circus Maximus that could seat 250,000 people. Their racing tracks had a median called the spina in the center of the track, and the race didn’t begin until the emperor or host dropped a cloth called a mappa signaling the gates to open.

The Romans hired professional racers and betting was prevalent among spectators. Unlike the Greeks who held the reins in their hands, the Roman drivers wrapped the reins around their waist, making them more vulnerable to injury and death should they crash and be dragged around the track. For this reason the charioteers wore helmets, protective gear, and carried a curved knife called a falx should it be necessary to cut the reigns and free themselves.

Unlike the Greeks, Roman charioteers were considered the winners and could achieve fame simply by surviving long enough. They also received money and a wreath of laurel leaves when they were victorious. If they were slaves, they could buy their freedom by winning a lot of races.

Roman racing clubs were distinguished by the color-coded clothing of the drivers. There were four main factions represented by their color named the Red, White, Green, and Blue. Rivalries developed between the teams which often erupted into gang warfare and increased street violence. Eventually the sport of chariot racing faded in importance after the fall of Rome and declined in popularity during the 7th century as economic and political problems plagued the Empire.

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