Among the items of equipment referable to the first century. BC, two polychrome terracotta statuettes representing gladiators are distinguished by quality and peculiarity, found respectively in via F. Crispi in 1930 and in via Regina Elena in 1914.
The subject is a particular expression of Roman culture, which flanked and then superimposed on the Greek one in the aforementioned period. In fact, in the Augustan age the amphitheater was built, not surprisingly built in the heart of the city.
The statuettes represent naked men, dressed only in a small kilt, and covered with high greaves and a helmet. In the hands they had to hold the weapons, not preserved, which makes identification more difficult. From the surviving elements it is probable to believe that the gladiators are represented according to the criteria of the Augustan reform and can be identified as a Mirmillone and a Thrace.