Material reconstruction

Campagi

They were one of the typical footwear of the Early Roman Empire.

4th Century campagi found in

Deurne, Holland

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Ballista or 'scorpio'

Torsion catapult, to attack or defend, and which was operated by several legionaries who were specialists in artillery.

Remains of a catapult found in Ampurias (Catalonia)

Detail of the burial monument of Caius Vedennius Moderatus, 1st Century

Scorpio from La Caridad, Caminreal (Teruel).

Photograph: Jorge Escudero

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Shields

Scutums from the later period had a cylindrical or an oval shape. They were made up of wooden planks coated with leather, as well as metal edges and bands. They also had a metallic projection (umbo).

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4th Century soldiers wearing round shields.

Mosaic from Villa del Casale, Piazza Armerina

Campagi CUIJK

Reconstruction of a campagi model found in CUIJK (Holland). We have also reconstructed the sandal from the same site.

cohors prima gallica reconstruccion campagi cuijk

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Original remains of late footwear.

Cuijk (Holland)

Reconstruction process of the Simancas knife

SIMANCAS knife

“Simancas” type of military knife. This reconstruction in particular has a horn handle and a decorated scabbard.

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Squamata

It is an armour of a late Roman officer. 2900 “scales” were needed to make it.

Reconstruction of a squamata

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Part of the reconstructed squamata, next to photographs of archaeological discoveries

SIMANCAS knife (Fuentespreadas)

Reconstruction of a “Simancas” type of knife from the original found in Fuentespreadas (Zamora, Spain)

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4th Century Simancas knife from Fuentespreadas. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)

Late Roman bits

Reconstruction of different kind of tips used by our late roman cavalry. For more information: click here

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Authepsa

Reconstruction of authepsa. It is based on the authepsa found in AUGST. For more information: click here

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More materials coming soon...

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  · Armament

  · Horse saddle

  · Clothing

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