The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Loeschcke Type 1B. Mold-made. Large discus: gladiator, standing facing, wearing large crested helmet, holding a large rectangular shield on left arm and a sword in lowered right hand, with a narrow band of lines and grooves at edge. Volutes flanking nozzle. Within raised base ring, flat base, with impressed letters across center: FAVSTI.
Intact, but small chips on left side of shoulder and nozzle.
Inscription: inscribed "FAVSTI"
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2858, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA : A Checklist. p. 199, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.