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ROMAN LEGION PRAETORIAN “COHORS III” EAGLE FLAG / STANDARD BANNER ~ (NOTE: “Praetorians” were Guards made up of an elite unit of hand-picked veterans of the Imperial Roman Army whose members would serve as personal body-guards for the Roman Emperors ~ During the period of the Roman Republic, Praetorians served as small escort guards for Senators, Provincial Governors, and other high-statius Officials & Roman Legion Officers ~ At the end of the year 40 B.C. Octavian (Julius Caesar’s nephew) – who later became known as Augustus, and his rival Marc Antony, both operated Praetorian units which they recruited individually ~ According to Appian, they included veterans forming cohorts. Mark Antony commanded three cohorts. ~
When the Roman Republic transitioned into an Empire, Augustus, the first Emperor, enlisted the Praetorians as his personal security detail, which also served as his secret police ~ The Praetorians served in this capacity for 300 years, receiving greater pay being the equivalent of several years of pay to that of regular Legionaries, and they were the only Romans permitted to bear weapons in the inner center of Rome ~ Later, Praetorians became involved with interference in Roman politics, sometimes overthrowing or assassinating Emperors (including Caligula in 41 A.D., Commodus in 192, Caracalla in 217, Elagabalus in 222, and Pupienus and Balbinus in 238), and instituting their own choice of successors. ~ The last time the Praetorians played a role as kingmakers, was in 306 A.D., when they installed usurper Maxentius as the Western Empire Emperor in Rome. ~ After a series of civil wars and rival claims to the throne, Maxentius and his Praetorians were completely defeated at the battle of the Milvian Bridge on the Tiber River in 312 A.D. ~ Convinced that the Praetorians could no longer be trusted to serve the best interest of Rome’s emperors, Emperor Constantine the Great, disbanded the Praetorian Guard in 312 A.D.) ~
This Replica Roman Standard is made from Quality, Deep-Royal-Blue Canvas Cloth ~ ~ Bottom of this Standard is further Decorated with 3-1/2 inch long Coiled Gold Colored Fringe ~ with 5/8 Inch Diameter Wood Support Rod (for hanging), within sleeve at top ~
This Standard Measures Approximately 19-1/2 inches wide x 31-1/2 inches long ~ mx-031 ~ ITEM # romb-116 ~ ($150. with the 54 Bronze Merit Awards – 27 hanging down per side) / or ($75. without) ~
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