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A100 - vexillarius legio ii augusta

A100 - Vexillarius Legio II Augusta

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EK Castings A100 - Vexillarius Legio II Augusta - Ist s. AD
Vexillarius is a term referring to one of several distinct types of Roman soldier.
A vexillarius or vexillifer was one of the signiferi in a Roman legion. His duty was to carry the vexillum, a military standard displaying the name and emblem of the legion. This standard consisted of a woven fabric banner, hung on a crossbar attached to a pole or lance. It was used by both infantry and cavalry. It could designate a vexillation (Latin: vexillatio), a detachment from a larger unit, though it was most likely also a standard for regular complete or component units (such as legions, cohorts, alae).
The term vexillarius may also refer to specially re-enlisted veterans. These soldiers were so named because they served in a company (vexillatio) under their own vexillum standard within the legion, separate from the ordinary legionaries in the cohorts of that same legion.
They had privileged status and were exempt from most basic duties other than combat or those other special skills they may have supplied.
Thirdly, vexillarius might have referred to any soldier serving in a temporary detachment or vexillation, away from the parent unit.
Eagle (aquila) was the standard of the entire Legion. Its divisions (Centuries, maniple, cohort) had their banners (Signum). In addition, the legion carried the portrait of the emperor (imago) and sometimes more symbolic Legion zodiac sign. In addition, there were special banners of red cloth - vexillum. One belonged to the Legion vexillum, and on it was written in gold the name and symbol of the legion. Other vexillum were separated veterans groups or divisions. Veksillary tradition over combat gear and helmet is integral bearskin.Vexillum and circular shield are symbol of Legio II Augusta - ibex.
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