Legionary Armour

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Legionary Armour

The soldiers at Exeter seem to have worn principally a suit of iron plate armour named lorica segmentata. The legionary soldiers fought, marched and often worked wearing such armour. No major find of this equipment has been discovered here, but many buckles and hooks broken from suits of this kind of armour have been found.

Fragments of legionary armour superimposed on drawing of a suit of lorica segmentata, the graphic copied from an original drawing by Mr Peter Connolly.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum Exeter Archaeology

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