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Loculus

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Loculus (Latin loculus) - an ancient Roman type of bag, presumably was part of the marching equipment of legionnaires. There are three versions of using the loculus: as a briefcase, a wineskin, and a grain bag. The latter two options are supported by the presence of a binding neck and stitched leather parts of the loculus.

Romano-Germanic Museum, Mainz, Germany. 1-2 century AD
Presumably a fragment of a leather loculus. 1-2 century AD
Sketch from Trajan's column. Early 2nd century AD

Reconstruction

When preparing for hiking , it is highly recommended to get a loculus. In historical reconstruction, it is used for grain storage or for water transfer, and its use as a regular briefcase is considered unlikely.

Loculus-burdyuk, reconstruction
Loculus-grain bag, reconstruction
Loculus-grain bag, reconstruction

Related topics

Ancient military campaigns, Wallet, Trajan's Column

Literature

Gallery

Trajan's column. Early 2nd century AD
Presumably a fragment of a leather loculus. 1-2 century AD
Romano-Germanic Museum, Mainz, Germany. 1-2 century AD