Montefortino type helmets. A chronology.

The Montefortino helmet is kind of a unique case in the military equipment of the ancient world, and not only concerning the Italic context. It was used for a very long time (actually, for centuries), a complex origin, with branches of many…

Imagines rievocatorum. A 2nd-1st century Lepontic warrior

For our rubric dedicated to reenactors and their impressions, today we present you "Valaunos", an hypothetical Lepontic warrior from the 2nd-1st century BC, by Enrico Lanzalone of Insubria Gaesata, which we thank for sending us pictures and…

Imagines rievocatorum. A triarius of the 2nd century BC

Let’s open our new rubric dedicated to reenactor’s impressions with the reconstruction of a 2nd century BC triarius, by Alessandro di Leva of the group Legio VI Ferrata – whom we thank for the pictures and the text he sent us. Triarii…

How to choose the size of your lorica hamata

Choosing the ideal size of your lorica hamata could be a quite difficult matter. Making the wrong choice could lead us to a lorica too small for us, which we will be unable to wear and use properly, or a too wide one, in which we will be uncomfortable. To…

Cingulum in the Early Roman Empire. (2) The "apron".

The "apron" With the term "apron", we usually define the leather stripes hanging below the cingula. We completely ignore the original term for this piece. For the sake of this article, we will call pteryges the leather stripes which constitute…