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A small Capricorn can be made out incised on the shield boss, suggesting identification of this soldier as a member of Legio I Minervia from Germania Inferior, whose signum is also depicted in the frieze close to this figure. indd 45 2: Sextus Valerius Genialis, Ala Augusta Vocontiorum Civium Romanorum, dressed for Hippika Gymnasia; Corinium, 1st–2nd century AD Besides more conventional specimens and fragments of Imperial Gallic and Imperial Italic helmets, Britain has yielded precious examples of mask helmets, especially from Newstead in Scotland.

However, while the latter probably represents leather armour the Hyppo Regius statue seems to show a metal statos, worn over a subarmalis fitted with a triple range of leather pteryges decorated with metal elements. MAURETANIA TINGITANA Rich finds of various fragments of helmets, both infantry and cavalry, have been made at the military sites of Thamusida, Volubilis and Sala. Six forkshaped plume supports and one side-plume tube attest the use of at least two different legionary helmet types: Robinson’s Imperial Gallic Type C1, here dated to the 1st century BC, and the later Imperial Italic Type D.

D: RAETIA, NORICUM & ALPES 1: Auxiliary infantryman of the Lepontii; Raetia, Augustan period Graves at Giubiasco give us good archaeological evidence for the early auxilia recruited among Celtic Alpine peoples for the army of Augustus, including the spear, sword and scabbard, and Celtic shield with an umbo applied over its central reinforcing keel. The bronze helmet is of Negau Alpine typology of the Castiel group. 2: Titus Exomnius Mansuetus, Praefectus, Cohors II Hispanorum; Sedunum, Raetia, Flavian period The gravestone of T.

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