Sunday, 31 May 2009

Corstopitum, Corbidge, Northumberland

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The Roman site at Corbridge has just hosted an amazing historical re-enactment featuring a full Roman Legion made up of groups from the UK, France and the Netherlands. This photo features an Optio. An Optio was a soldier in the Roman Army holding a rank roughly equivalent to that of a modern first sergeant or sergeant major. This picture depicts the identifying part of an Optio's armour, a helmet with a crest made of horse hair and with feathers on either side.
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