You are right to ask these questions. The label "legionary
" is often used with no reflection of reality. It is often used in an attempt to increase the value of an item.
There is a type
that is referred to as the Legionairy Fibula
or the Soldier Fibula
. This is an actual type
name. It doesn't mean it was only worn by soldiers.
There are several types
that were commonly used by Roman
soldiers. This is know from site finds and grave finds. However, these were also used by civilians and have been found in women's graves and children's graves.
The common soldier types
1st c AD: Aucissa
, Nertomarus, Augen
, plus late La Tene and Aucissa
End 1st to mid-2nd century: Kraftig Proflierte (both the Pannonian and the Black Sea families).
Mid-2nd to end 3rd century: Petkovic type
Dacian moulded bow), Knee.
3rd to 4th century: late Knee, T-shape hinged, P-shaped cross-bow, head-knob, (horse
) swastika, first onion knob cross-bow.
Late – tied foot, Viminacium-Novae (Petkovic type