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"Did Roman centuries carry a standard or fieldsign" Topic

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Brownand26 Dec 2017 9:13 a.m. PST

As the topic: did legionary or auxiliarry centuries carry any standard or field sign?
And if they did, how did these look?

Thanks for answering

DrSkull Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

There was a soldier in each century with the title "signifer" I.e., "sign bearer", so one would assume there was a sign to bear.

GurKhan26 Dec 2017 10:21 a.m. PST
Brownand27 Dec 2017 2:34 a.m. PST

Thanks very much for the links and information

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

Nice link.

goragrad28 Dec 2017 11:58 a.m. PST

Interesting – I had remembered the maniple as the smallest unit to carry a standard.

A reminder to keep more current with changes in archeology and history.

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