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‘Aged’ (Slightly Faded) ~ ROMAN LEGION V “ALAUDAE” EAGLE FLAG / STANDARD BANNER ~ (Note: Legio V Alaudae, sometimes referred to as ‘Gallica’ was created by Julius Caesar in Transalpine Gaul during 52 B.C. – fighting their first battle against the Gauls under the leader Vercingetorix, at the siege of Alesia, in what is modern day France ~ It was the first Roman Legion to enlist non-citizens. ~ The emblem of the 5th Alaudae was the Elephant which was awarded to the 5th in 46 BC for bravery against a charge of war elephants at the battle of Thapsus ~ The 5th served with Mark Antony between 41 and 31 B.C. fighting in Actium ~ The 5th was later merged with Augustus’ army after Antony committed suicide in 30 B.C. ~ Lego V was involved in a mutiny on the Rhine in A.D. 14, and suffered heavy casualties during the Batavian Rebellion during 70 A.D. ~ The Legion was destroyed in 86 A.D. at the battle of Tapae in Domitian’s Dacian War) ~
This Replica Roman Standard is made from Quality, ‘Blood-Red’ Canvas Cloth that has been slightly faded (to give it that “experienced-used” – ‘in the field’ look) ~ Bottom of this Standard is further Decorated with 2-1/2 inch long Coiled Gold Colored Fringe ~ with 5/8 Inch Diameter Wood Support Rod (for hanging), within sleeve at top ~ This Standard Measures Approximately 20 inches wide x 29 inches long ~ mx-031 ~ ITEM # romb-112 ~ ($75.)
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