-- Cestus
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Time Period: 4th-1st century BC
Location: Greece, Rome
Common Construction: Leather with bronze/iron studs

The cestus is a leather glove with metal studs or spikes attached used in boxing and gladiatorial matches. The weight of the glove added force to a boxer's punch and the metal studs increased the bloodletting which was popular in Roman arenas.

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