Bronze caliga from an over life-size statue of a Roman cavalryman

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Carole Raddato
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published on 07 January 2014

This bronze caliga was part of an over life-size statue of a Roman cavalryman from the 1st or the 2nd century CE. Caligae were heavy hob-nailed military boots worn by Roman legionary soldiers, auxiliaries and cavalrymen throughout the period of the Roman Republic and Empire.



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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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