A legendary gladiator in the Batiatus’s (John Hannah) ludus, Gannicus (Dustin Clare) would win his freedom during Gods of the Arena and have the event commemorated by his mentor, Oenomaus (Peter Mensah), who presents Gannicus with a rudis (wooden sword) engraved with the stories of his victories. That screen-used rudis is now being made available to the fan who posts the winning bid at. It is a dazzling piece of Spartacus history, which belonged to one of the series’ most popular characters. Created specifically for Gods of the Arena by the Spartacus props department, the etchings on the rudis are clearly visible, making it a treasured piece of a truly epic series. Click here for additional photos and more information about the piece – and place your bid today!
A top-tier gladiator in terms of both honor and ferocity, Barca (played by Antonio Te Maioha) was one of the stars of Batiatus’s (John Hannah) ludus and often served as his bodyguard. Working for a man as brutal and volatile as Batiatus, however, can be as dangerous as fighting in the arena. Ultimately, Barca would have his throat slit at the hands of his psychotic master and die before the finale of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, though he would return in the prequel, Gods of the Arena. The gladiator is also remembered as his name is shouted in the final season. VIP Fan Auctions is currently offering the helmet Barca wore during the “Paterfamilias” episode of Gods of the Arena (pictured above) to the winning bidder. It’s an amazing piece of Spartacus history created specifically for the series by the production’s props department. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this piece of the Starz epic today – click here for additional photos, information and to get in on the bidding!
As the lanista of Capua, Solonius (Craig Walsh Wrightson) is handy with a sword though his skills are better put to use training gladiators than competing with them. Solonius competed in the arena once (he would later enter the arena to be gutted by Spartacus (Andy Whitfield)), however, during the series premiere of Spartacus: Blood and Sand in which he donned a distinctive doomsday helmet (pictured above) that is now available to the fan who places the winning bid at VIP Fan Auctions. Click here for photos and additional details – or to place your bid on this piece of Spartacus history. The site is also offering several other amazing screen-worn gladiator helmets custom-designed by the Spartacus props department, which are now on the auction block from the following seasons:
BLOOD AND SAND
Gladiator costume with helmet
GODS OF THE ARENA
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“Victory” did not come without a cost. The series finale of Spartacus saw the heroic rebel leader cut down by the overwhelming numbers of the Roman army. In his final showdown with Crassus (Simon Merrells), Spartacus (LIam McIntyre) is about to deliver the deathblow when he is gravely wounded by three spears from behind – though his dutiful lieutenants Agron (Daniel Feuerriegel) and Nasir (Pana Hema Taylor) arrive to finish the battle and bring their leader to the mountains where Spartacus dies a legend, a symbol and a free man. VIP Fan Auctions is offering the rebel uniform Spartacus wore on-screen during his final hour – including his bloody cuirass (including attached dagger and belt) and greaves (pictured above). Click here to view photos of this historic piece of television history – and to place your bid today.
The days of gladiators fighting to the death in the arena may be long past, but the props and wardrobe departments of Spartacus have done a remarkable job of recreating the ancient bloodsport. Thanks to their talents, VIP Fan Auctions is able to offer fans a complete gladiator uniform, including the helmet, shoulder cover, belt, codpiece, subligaria, arm and leg pads and greaves – all custom designed for the first season of the Starz epic, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It’s an amazing collection of screen-worn gladiator garb that will be soon belong to the winning bidder. Click here for photos of each piece and to get in on the bidding today!