Roman Legionary Standard


Roman legionary standards have not survived to modern times. This is a representation of what one would have looked like. Numerous astronomical signs are present and the Romans frequently looked to the heavens for their significance in battle. Eclipse symbols on Roman coins were often produced at provincial mints in areas of military and civil unrest. The Romans enjoyed warfare and solar eclipses were symbolically associated with war, death, and Roman domination. The Antioch Ram coin series is especially minted to coincide with solar eclipses in the Eastern Mediterranean. Specifically the solar eclipses were shown as a warning to Israel to not rebel against Roman government. This website will make an arguement for the influence of solar eclipse patterns and how they influenced Roman military strategy.

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