A legionary of the period of the fortress dressed in armour

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A legionary of the period of the fortress dressed in armour

The soldiers at Exeter seem to have principally worn 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. This reconstruction drawing shows a legionary dressed in his amour.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum, after Mr. P. Connolly