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Roman Centurion Military Battle Reenactments

Ancient Roman Centurion Military Helmet
Ancient Roman Centurion Military Helmet

The Ancient Roman Centurion was a professional officer of the Roman Army. Centurions took their title from the fact that they commanded a century. The centurion in the infantry is chosen for his size, strength and dexterity in throwing his missile weapons and for his skill in the use of his sword and shield. The very best centurions were then promoted to become centurions in the First Cohort, called Primi Ordines. He is to be vigilant, temperate, active and readier to execute the orders he receives than to talk; Strict in exercising and keeping up proper discipline among his soldiers, in obliging them to appear clean and well-dressed. The Roman Centurion was distinguished by his uniform: his military armor was silvered, his helmet was polished steelĀ  and dressed with plume, he wore his sword on his left side rather than his right, he wore greaves on his legs, and the crest of his helmet was distinctively turned perpendicular to the front. This helmet can be used as part of a costume in ancient battle reenactments.

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