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The octopus-emblazoned shield carried in the arena by Crixus (Manu Bennett) is one of the most ornate of the screen-used Spartacus shields to be offered to fans at VIP Fan Auctions — and it can be yours if you place the winning bid. The shield itself was created by the Spartacus props department and is made of plywood, metal and leather. Battered during filming, this piece (pictured above) carries the scars of battle and a place in the pantheon of television history. Click here for more details and photos of this amazing prop — and get in on the bidding today!

ATTENTION shield collectors: To place a bid on a gold Thracian shield used on-screen during Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, click here — this auction ends Tuesday!