DECORATED ROMAN ARMOUR: From the Ages of the Kings to the Death of Justinian the Great
From the time of the Bronze Age, the warriors of all tribes and nations sought to emblazon their arms and armour with items and images to impress the enemy with the wealth and power of the wearer.
Magnificently decorated shields were as much a defensive necessity as a symbol of social status. Decorative symbols on shields and armour also defined the collective ideals and the self-conceived important of the village or city-state its warriors represented.
Such items were therefore of great significance to the wearers, and the authors of this astounding detailed and extensively research book, have brought together years of research and the latest archaeological discoveries, to produce a work of undeniable importance. This book is richly decorated throughout, and details battlefield, tournament, and parade armor from Rome's earliest days.
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