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Elhiem21 Feb 2004 6:18 a.m. PST

Greece and Rome at War by Peter Connolly.
Page 231, gives an example of the Duras Europos shield found in Syria (red with yellow and black)
Page 219 shows a example of a red standard flag, decorated with yellow
page 259 shows an oval shield made of planks painted red with black an yellow decorations from Dura again.
evidence for red tunics:
The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome by Phil Barker page 58 "A wall painting from Pompei....depicts a magistriats court, including a guard dressed in contemporary legionary style. H he has a red tunic, red cloak and red horse hair crest.."
This book also goes on to describe lots of other tunic colours such as green, yellow, brown and white. The imperial period of 50 to 200 AD tends to be red, the period after sem to be anything, before white.
I regret I cannot find my book containing the refrence to the Hebron helmet find ( i have just sold a few, so it may of been in one of those)

Elhiem21 Feb 2004 9:56 a.m. PST

Heres a very good web article about tunics.

brevior est vita21 Feb 2004 10:21 a.m. PST

Excellent article, Elhiem - very good summary of the available evidence!

Randy Collins21 Feb 2004 7:45 p.m. PST

Thank You.

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