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BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Roman Soldiers of Diocletian's favored Legions, Hercules and Jupiter, in the region of the Lower Danube. The Romans practice throwing the latest infantry weapon; darts called 'plumbata' (also known as 'martiobarbuli'). Their shields' designs are based upon those shown in Notitia Dignitatum document. The soldier on the left is a veteran and he gives instruction to the kneeling recruit, who has stuck his throwing spear ('pilum') into the wet ground, to support his shield as he retrieves his brightly colored missiles.
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HERCULANI ET JOVIANI - Soldiers of Diocletian?s favoured Legions, practising throwing the ?plumbata? c. 300 AD Ancient Roman History Masterpiece Giclee Canvas Reproduction by Mark Churms, published by MarkChurms.com available.
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