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Discovered Roman imperial banners in 2007
In 2007, a unique discovery was made on the northeastern slope of the Palatine. Clementina Panella at the head of the research team found a mysterious chest inside which were located imperial banners (
signa imperii) and the scepter of the Roman emperor.
The discovery was so amazing that previously you could only imagine these objects on the basis of sources, coins or sculptures. The finds surprised the researchers, as it turned out that the banner handles were decorated.
Discovered Roman imperial banners in 2007 Discovered Roman imperial banners in 2007 Roman scepter discovered in 2007 Sources Jarrett A. Lobell, Imperial Standards, Palatine Hill, Rome, "Archaeology.org", January/February 2008 Photos: Michał Kubicz
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