Leaf 23 - De Dignitate Militari Apud Romanos
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Rome -- History, Military -- 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
Rome (Italy) -- Army.
The image describes a military procession with the lead horseman or aquilifer carrying an Aquila or Eagle, which was the most important standard for the Roman legion. A number of other standards were also utilized and served to keep units together while in battle. The eagle standard bearer or aquilifer often wore a lion skin head dress.
The verso of this leaf contains text in three languages, with the page title in Italian: Della insegne militari del pop. Rom or The military insignia of the Roman people.
Leaf 23 Recto and Verso
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Page 28.5 x 21 cm.
Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
Engraving on paper