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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2020 2:39 p.m. PST

"Aquileia was founded in 181 BC as a Roman colony to prevent Celtic incursions in the Italian interior. Soon the Celtic tribes of N/Eastern Alpine Italy, Pannonia and other neighbouring regions, reacted by force to this colonisation and I suppose that the image depicts a modern reenactment of the battle related to this reaction. I noted an interesting feature in the image, that is the elaborate but somewhat outdated linothorax of the fallen Italian warrior. It seems that he is a Venetian or Etruscan allied warrior of the Roman force (auxilia)…."

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Kenntak16 Jan 2020 4:13 a.m. PST

The linothorax armor on the fallen warrior looks great, but was probably no longer used at that time.

Maxshadow16 Jan 2020 5:22 p.m. PST

Great find Tango!

Damion16 Jan 2020 11:10 p.m. PST

The warrior on the ground is probably a Celt. There are Celtic reenactment groups in Europe that have painted armour like that. The statues of seated warriors from Celtic sites like Entremont, which I think date to the second or first century bc have warriors wearing linothorax type armour.
Here's one from Glanum:

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Kenntak18 Jan 2020 11:07 a.m. PST

Thanks for pointing that out Damion. That's very interesting.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2020 7:57 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)

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GurKhan22 Jan 2020 3:50 a.m. PST

The statues of seated warriors from Celtic sites like Entremont, which I think date to the second or first century bc have warriors wearing linothorax type armour.

Though the date of those statues is not, I think, very firmly established. Andre Rapin's article in the 1999 "Gladius" (http://gladius.revistas.csic.es/index.php/gladius/issue/view/2 ) suggests that the Glanum and Roquepertuse statues are earlier than the 3rd-century BC date commonly assigned.

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