The Roman Army - Legionary Centurion - AD 50

The Roman Army - Legionary Centurion - AD 50

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A centurion (Latin: centurio; Greek: εκατόνταρχος (hekatontarchos), κεντούριων (kentūriōn)) was a professional officer of the Roman army after the Marian reforms of 107 BC. Most centurions commanded a century (centuria) of 80 men, but senior centurions commanded cohorts, or took senior staff roles in their legion. The Roman centurion was distinguished by his uniform: his armor was silvered, he wore his sword on his left side rather than his right (the normal Legionary position), he wore greaves on his legs, a cloak over his left shoulder, and the crest of his helmet was distinctively turned perpendicular to the front. As the well known lōrīca segmentāta armor came into use, Centurions continued to wear chain mail armor. It is believed that he also wore his decorations and awards (phalerae) prominently on his torso in battle, to show his bravery to friend and foe alike. He also carried a short staff (stick) - usually a vine stave, called vītis - as a symbol of his authority. This model depicts one such centurion. The soldier is based on several models by Maotri which were edited and equiped with Roman clothing and equipment. His medals are in part based on models by Moom, Cyberwear, and DasMatze. The roman road diaorama is by Emperors Champion #ancient #Armor #arms #army #auxiliary #boot #caligae #centurion #chain_mail #empire #gladius #helmet #javelin #Legionary_armor #lorica #lorica_hamata #medal #military #oficer #phalerae #Republic #road #Roman #Roman_Army #Roman_republic #roman_road #Rome #soldier #sword #torque #war #warrior #weapon #weapons
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