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Roman phalera

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Roman phalera
Roman phalera

Phalera (pl. phalerae), a kind of medal or decoration that Roman soldiers wore tied with leather straps above the chest.

The object has an eagle in the center and a message to Jupiter (CON OPTIME MAXIME) to protect it. The artifact is located in Carlisle (England) at the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.


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