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The Niedermörmter type, a late Weisenau type Roman helmet, c. 100CE

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Didius Julianus - the 20th Emperor of Rome. After murdering Pertinax, the praetorian guard decided to auction off the office of Emperor to the highest bidder. Didius Juilanus was the fool who bid the most. He died for it.

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Bust of Marcus Aurelius from the Musée Saint-Raymond. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, 26 April 121–17 March 180, was Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.

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Trajans Column,erected by the emperor following his victory in Rome,wich tells the story of the conquest and campaign against the Dacians from beginning to end.

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"Venus Genetrix," Roman, bronze, 6 5/8 inches high, circa 1st Century A.D.

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Pommel and grip of a Roman gladius sword. Made of wood and bone. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia.

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Bronze figurine of a gladiator, Roman Britain, British Museum Roman Britain, 1st-2nd century AD This figurine shows a heavily-armed gladiator, wearing a loin cloth with protective waist-belt, and armoured guards for his shins, sword arm and shoulder. Although his sword and shield are broken away, he was evidently of the popular Thracian class. His distinctive helmet, with an elaborate crest and plume, has the visor closed ready for combat.

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