Centurion of Ancient Rome

No. 500004

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Centurions were officers in the armies of Ancient Rome. They commanded "centuries" in the infantry, which were groups of soldiers numbering up to 1000 men.

  • Characteristics: This hand-painted Roman centurion is wearing the traditional armor and helmet of his office, and carrying the vine staff  which centurions used to discipline soldiers. 
  • Size and Color: Ancient Rome figures range from 1.5 inches to 3 inches tall. The centurion figure features armor of silver and gold, with white and gold cloth accents, red cape and headdress, and brown belts, sheathes, shoes and staff.
  • The Centurion is part of the Ancient Rome collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.

History:

Centurions held high positions in the Roman army and commanded the legionnaires. They were required to be able to read, have solid political connections, and be at least 30 years old. They needed to be strong and skilled with Roman weaponry, and be able to instill discipline in their troops. Roman soldiers could attain the rank of centurion in a number of ways, including elections, Senate appointments, or promitions from within the army's ranks. Centurions led by example and were often positioned at the front of their legionnaires, fighting alongside them in battle.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • UPC: 095866500009