Tag Archives: Ancient Military

Roman legionary in full armor.

Costume Roman legionary. full armor. weapons. Ancient soldier outfit.

Roman legionary in full armor with signum.

Roman legionary.full armor.weapons

Roman legionary without Signum

Roman legionary.full armor weapons

Back of Roman legionary

Roman legionary in full armor.

Reconstructed after reliefs of the Trajan’s Column (Completed in AD 113). With the addition of original artefacts of the same period.

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Assyrian, Egyptians and Medes costumes in pre-Christian times.

Ancient Egyptian costumes. Pharaoh dress. Assyrian, Medes Costumes.

Assyrians, Medes and Egyptians costumes

Assyrian, Egyptians and Medes Costumes in pre-Christian times.

Top row left: Dress of the Assyrian High Priest. Assyrian king. Right: Noble Medes clothing.
Bottom row left: Clothing of a noble Egyptian, Egyptian Queen and distinguished Egyptian. Right: Clothing of Egyptian court official, King (Pharaoh) and fan carrier of the king.

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Ancient warriors. Life-size figures in full armor.

Ancient warriors. Roman legionary, Gallic warrior, Greek Hoplite Warrior, Carolingian Frankish knights. Merovingian warriors, Carl Gimbel

Life-size warrior figures

Ancient warriors. Life-size figures in full armor and equipment.

Carl Gimbel Collection.

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Statue of Hadrian in full military costume.

Statue of Hadrian. Ancient Roman Costume. Rome Emperor in armor

Statue of Hadrian

Statue of Hadrian

A statue of Hadrian, in full military costume, with bare but bearded head, right arm and hand extended forward, and the left hand bearing the parazonium, or small short sword, in its sheath. The paludamentum falling over the left shoulder is wound round the arm. Upon his body is a cuirass richly decorated, the upper part near the neck exhibiting the head of winged gorgon, below which is an embossed allegorical representation of Fortune, with her usual emblems, the torch and cornucopiæ, and beneath her, agaien, a reclining and half-nacked female, probably representing a province on the earth; to the right and left of this principal group are two trophies, at the feet of which are, respectly, a male captive with his hands tied behind him, and another figure, perhaps, from the dress, intended to represent a Dacian captive. On his feet are boots, caligae, richly ornamented and reaching up to the calves of his legs; the upper part of them above the instep being adorned with a lion`s head, and the lower part and sides of the feet with various floral decorations.

Source: A description of the collection of ancient Marbles in the British Museum by Combe Taylor, London 1861.

Related: Ancient Roman Costume History in Europe B.C. 53 to A.D. 450.