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Centurion Charging with Sword and Shield--single figure--Limited Availability.
Item Number: 6217
Type: Roman Centurion
Period: Roman Republic (509 BCE - 27 BCE)
The Centurion was the backbone of the Roman Army. Usually promoted based on ability from within the legion, the Centurion was by today’s standards both a commissioned and non-commissioned officer. A senior Centurion, such as the Centurion of the First Cohort, was arguably the most important officer in a legion, after the Legate. It was said that a legionnaire would rather face the enemy in battle than incur the wrath of his Centurion.
Along with responsibility for the training, discipline, conduct and well-being of the men in their command, Centurions fought as leaders of their men in battle. This bravery often earned great rewards. An example was the performance of Centurion Scaeva who during the Civil War at the Battle of Dyrrachium drove back a large group of Pompeians, enduring 120 piercing blows to his shield. Caesar awarded Scaeva with decorations and 200,000 sesterces for this bravery.
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Limited number available. Please call before ordering. 781-321-8855