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Uniforms and Trophies:
A Gallery of Roman Military Equipment and Dress


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Beautiful sculpture of a carefully constructed piece of military parade dress:
and see this very close detail of the fasteners.


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Scale armor with midlength sleeves.


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Short-sleeved coat of chain mail.


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Pretorian? (civilian) tunic.


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Another type of tunic.

On the SE face, an inscription (CIL 6.960) tells passers-by that the height of the column before them is the height of the hill that used to stand there. Trajan's Column is a virtual hill, as it were. . . .


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