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Roman Cornicen

Posted by Konrad on 12 Aug 2017, 17:08

A cornicen (plural cornicines) was a junior officer in the Roman Army. The cornicen's job was to signal salutes to officers and sound orders to the legions. The cornicines played the cornu (making him an aeneator). Cornicines always marched at the head of the centuries, with the tesserary and the signifer. The cornicines were also used as assistants to a centurion (like an optio). The cornicen was a duplicary or a soldier who got double the basic pay of the legionary.

Fig from "ST.GEORGE'S CROSS"

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Posted by Graeme on 12 Aug 2017, 18:56

Wonderfully painted figure, and the face of the lion is perfect.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 12 Aug 2017, 19:14

I am not familiar with this manufacturer. 54 mm?

Whatever scale, it is very well done.
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Posted by panzerman825 on 18 Aug 2017, 10:54

Great job painting the Cornicen. Love Roman subjects....especially well done ones.
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