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The Roman army is perhaps one of the most famous armies in all of history. Commanding, protecting, and fighting on behalf of the largest empire in the world, the soldiers of the Roman army are truly legendary. They fought in some of the earliest wars, waged battles to take new territories, and fiercely fought to expand Rome’s influence for centuries. But these soldiers were also among the very best and the most respected members of Ancient Roman society.
During the prime of the Ancient Roman Empire, all Roman army officers were called centurions. Centurions were given their official title in 107 BC, with each centurion placed in command of a group of about 80 to 100 legionaries, or foot soldiers in the infantry. Centurions were considered more skilled and more valuable to the Roman army, so they were paid more — in some cases, 17 times more than the average soldier. And as the Roman Empire grew, so did centurions’ status. They become even more senior members of the military, commanding bigger and bigger troops and moving up in rank as the army grew in size.
When dressing for their station or for battle, centurions wore the traditional clothing of the Roman army. They donned helmets made from silver with a colorful plume on top made from ostrich or peacock feathers. Underneath their chest armor, centurions wore a red tunic with a cloak or cape draped over top. In hand, centurions carried either circular or rectangular shields stamped with the signs of the Imperial era. Most importantly, though, was a Roman centurion’s armor. No Roman soldier or military leader could go without his armor. Called lorica segmentata in Latin, a Roman centurion’s body armor was first worn in the 9th century BC. Lorica segmentata consisted of armor that surrounded the body with two metal plates, or halves, connected by leather straps. Though weighty, this body armor was highly effective and a necessity for centurions.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of quality costume clothing, this Roman centurion costume is authentic to the times and fashions of Ancient Rome and the battle armor worn by the Romans of the day and age. You’ll look just like a Roman when you don this historically accurate costume armor, custom made for you. To capture the look of the Roman centurions accurately, this set offers an authentic look without the heavy weight of true armor. Included in this deluxe costume set is lorica segmentata, or torso armor, made from medium weight 7/8 ounce (LARP grade) leather in dark brown. Along with your armor, you’ll wear the included red Roman tunic with a matching soldier cape featuring detailed gold braid trim, a set of leather gladiator arm and leg greaves, and a full-size handcrafted Roman helmet with a horse hair plume. You’ll look the part of an ancient centurion, or soldier, in Rome with this costume straight out of the 4th to 2nd centuries AD.
This high-quality Roman centurion costume can be used for a period ball, historical reenactment, masquerade, or simply experiencing a day in the life of an ancient Roman living centuries ago. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this adult deluxe Roman centurion costume is built to last.
Ancient warfare is war as conducted from the beginnings of recorded history to the end of the ancient period.
Self: 100% Polyester Shell
Lining: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
Prints: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
Faux Suede 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
Trims: Very/Polyester & Cotton Blend
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