Reconstructions of Infantry Equipment
Infantry Equipment of the frist to third century AD. This covers the typical legionary, a roman citizen professional soldier as well as the foreign soldier serving in one of the many auxiliary cohorts of 500 or 1000 soldiers.
This impressive stone is now in the Bonn Museum. The text reads:
"To Marcus Caelius, son of Titus, of the Lemonian voting tribe, from
Bologna, a centurion in the First Order of legio XVIII,
aged 53; He fell in the Varian War. His bones - if found - may be placed in this monument. Publius Caelius, son of Titus, of the Lemonian voting
tribe, his brother, set this up."
Roman Military Equipment made after orginials:
Below an early second Century Legionary, wearing the famous lorica
segmentata armour, a gallic type helmet, a typical cingulum
belt with attached pugio dagger, and a gladius type pompeianus
on a thin balteus sword belt over his shoulder. The rectangular
shield (scutum) is of the type shown on Traian's column and based
on the examples found in Dura Europos on the Euphrates river
Chain mail with the typical hooks, nice example of a an early
imperial cingulum, and a gladius pompeianus.
To the left late second century soldier with a helmet of the Niederbieber
type, to the right third century AD a soldier wearing a lorica hamata
body armour. Note the broad balteus shoulder sword belt with its
Reconstructions of Cavalry Equipment
Below equipment of both the legionary cavalry as well as the auxiliary cavalry (alae) is shown.
Gravestones of cavalry soldiers in full attack
Military Equipment re-make of a cavalry soldier wearing a parade
face mask helmet, an oval shield, lorica hamata as body
armour, and a lance as offensive weapon, the long spatha
sword can be seen on his right side
Reconstructions of Horse Harness & Saddle
Related Sections of the Roman Numismatic Gallery:
The Location of Roman Legions
from Caesar to ca. 300 AD is summarized in a table.
Roman Legionary Bricks
Countermarks of roman legions on coins are shown in the Legionary Countermark section.
Coins making reference to roman legions are to be found in the Legionary Coin section.
Wars and Victories on Roman coins.
Roman Military Main Page