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Roman Signifer 54mm

Posted by Konrad on 06 May 2017, 17:07

A signifer was a standard bearer of the Roman legions. He carried a signum (standard) for a cohort or century. Each century had a signifer so there were 59 in a legion. Within each cohort, the first century's signifer would be the senior one.
The signum that he carried was the military emblem of that unit. It had a number of phalarae (disks or medallions) along with a number of other elements mounted on a pole. The pole could be topped with a leaf-shaped spear head or a manus (open human hand) image denoting the oath of loyalty taken by the soldiers. It sometimes included a representation of a wreath, probably denoting an honour or award.
The task of carrying the signum in battle was dangerous, as the soldier had to stand in the first rank and could carry only a small buckler. It was that banner that the men from each individual century would rally around. A soldier could also gain the position of discentes signiferorum, or standard bearer in training. If the signifer was lost in battle, the whole unit was dishonored.

Fig from "ST.GEORGE'S CROSS"

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Posted by Kekso on 06 May 2017, 18:29

Fantastic work Konrad. I like the fur and metal parts the most.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 06 May 2017, 18:36

I love the face! :thumbup: :-D
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Posted by stenfalk on 06 May 2017, 19:39

I enjoy it...
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Posted by Ben90 on 06 May 2017, 20:10

Me too! Great work!
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Posted by Wiking on 06 May 2017, 21:45

Fantastic !
Can`t describe it better.
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 08 May 2017, 16:51

Wow Konrad this is great work again. :yeah:
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Posted by Peter on 11 Jul 2017, 19:37

Whatever the scale is, big or small, you let them look fantastic, my friend! Excellent work! :thumbup:
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Posted by panzerman825 on 19 Jul 2017, 19:14

Fantastic paintwork on your Roman Signifer. Paint colors are pleasing to the eyes. Good base work too.
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