LEG X FRET
Make Roma Great Again
ru | en

Legion Banner Group

Евсеенков А.С.

Attention! The text below was auto-translated from Russian. You can switch the site language to Russian to see the text in its original language or wait until it is fully translated.

Representatives of the banner group in the legion carried important relics during the battle and were responsible for their safety. At the same time, they themselves did not participate in close combat without an urgent need. They can be divided into two subgroups: flag bearers and musicians. In all the legions, they were equipped to the same standard.

Flag bearers:

Musicians:

Tombstone bas-relief of Lucius Sertorius Firmus, Aquilifer XI of the loyal and loyal Legion of Claudius. Izvestnyak. Inv. no. 28161. Verona, Maffei Lapidarium Museum. 1st century AD
Vexillarii from a bas-relief from Adamklisi, early 2nd century AD.
Tombstone of the standard bearer-Signifer Pinatius. Rhenish Museum of Local Lore, Bonn, Germany. 1st century AD

Equipment

The equipment of a legionnaire of the banner group of 1-2 centuries AD could consist of the following elements::

Fabric / Leather products:

Metal protective equipment elements:

Armament:

Additional elements:

It should be noted that the musicians were dressed more simply than the flag bearers.

Aquilifer, reconstruction
Vexillarium, reconstruction

Related topics

Aquilifer, Vexillary, Imaginifer, Signifer, Bucinator, Kornitsen, Tubucene

Gallery

The Aurelian Column. Second half of the 2nd century AD
The Aurelian Column. Second half of the 2nd century AD
Trajan's column in Rome. Early 2nd century
Signifiers in lion skins. Trajan's column. First half of the 2nd century AD
Trajan's column. In the background, flag bearers in skins and segmentata. Early 2nd century AD
Trajan's column. In the background, flag bearers in skins and segmentata. Early 2nd century AD
Fragment of a bas-relief with a standard-bearer in the skin of a lion. Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1-2 century AD
Roman standard bearer. Find from Lebanon. Dimensions Height: 17.6 cm, width: 5.9 cm, depth: 1.2 cm. Weight: 67.8 g. Material-ivory. 2nd century AD
Roman standard bearer. Find from Lebanon. Dimensions Height: 17.6 cm, width: 5.9 cm, depth: 1.2 cm. Weight: 67.8 g. Material-ivory. 2nd century AD
Tombstone stele dedicated to the musician L. Cornelia Sabin and in memory of his many "musical victories". Found embedded in the northeast gate of the Hexamilion wall, Isthmia. Isthmian Archaeological Museum, Greece IΣ 69-1. Mid-2nd century AD