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NEWS from Mercury-Models!!!

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by MERCURY-MODELS, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. MERCURY-MODELS Well-Known Member

    Good time, Friends!
    Ready circulation
    MM-7580 Roman gladiator arbelas
    75mm, resin
    sculpted by Ruslan Vorobiev
    View attachment 423558
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  2. Redcap A Fixture

    Excellent and between them, Mercury and Medieval Forge are doing a brilliant range of 75mm gladiators.
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  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    The arbelas (plural arbelai) was a type of ancient Roman gladiator. The word is a hapax legomenon, occurring only in the Oneirocritica of Artemidorus, a Greek work on dream interpretation that discusses the symbolism of various gladiator types. It may be related to the Greek word arbelos (ἄρβηλος), a cobbler's semicircular blade used to cut leather similar to an ulu.
    A few reliefs show gladiators armed with a curved blade fighting each other; it has been argued that these (possibly also fighting retiarii, the net-fighters) are arbelai however, they have also been seen as the scissores who likewise may have been matched against retiarii.
    The scissor, with whom the arbelas may be synonymous.



  4. MERCURY-MODELS Well-Known Member

    Many thanks, for kind words! I hope and think Ruslan will help in this, this gladiator is not the last in the line;):)
    Thank you for an interesting historical reference, Martin!:)
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  5. Ferris A Fixture

    Very nice and uncommon choice!
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  6. kevininpdx Active Member

    Really good. This guy Ruslan Vorobiev is an all star. I know this gladiator as the Scissor. I actually saw a show where they tested that blade they used. Very horrific wounds caused by that weapon.
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  7. MERCURY-MODELS Well-Known Member

    thank you for the kind words friends!

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