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Lorica Segmentata Washer?

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Jay GT4:

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--- Quote from: Jay GT4 on February 03, 2021, 10:13:14 pm ---I don't think so.  All the ones I've seen are rosettes and not as domed.

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Hey,

Yeah I do agree but I have found references online that it might be. Problem is that these washers were quite universal, could be part of baldric,armour,helmet or just a belt mount.




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If it had a hole in the middle I would say yes, but the one you show has a solid dome, so it's not a "washer."  More likely a decorative rosette from the Antonine and later period.  Look at Bishop and Coulston's  Roman Military Equipment 2nd Edition fig 101 #3 (reproduced in the link below as the UTERE FELIX belt fittings).

http://www.romancoins.info/MilitaryEquipment-cingulum.html

 Although it doesn't have to be military in nature either.

otlichnik:
Although it does look like some belt decorations, the size and weight and construction appear to indicate that it might be a decoration for something more sturdy than a leather belt or strap - like a wooden box or piece of furniture.

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