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Famous centurion stick

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Centurion with a stick
The centurion's stick | Author: Mark Zug

The famous centurion stick – vitis, a sign of function, a punishment tool. It was made of vine wood, and it was implemented during the Punic wars. It was about 0,9 meters long. Tacitus mentions that one of the centurions received the nickname Cedo Alteram (“give me another”), because of the continuous breaking of the stick.

  • Tacitus, Annales

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