If a Legionary lost his sword his last line of defence was his dagger (pugio) which was designed to be used in very much the same way as his sword. Roman dagger - silver inlaid pugio Type B. Proud owner: reenactor from Legio XXI Rapax
Two Roman soldiers with helmets,dagger and pilum (lance of the Roman infantry). Relief on a Roman column from the praetorium of Mogontiacum (Mainz,Germany) Roemisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany
Three Roman pugios with (from left to right) the famous Leeuwen pugio with a type A sheath, type B tang, and type B blade. Next is a type A blade with a broken grip, and the last is a heavily decorated pugio with a type A sheath and type B blade.
Roman soldier in lorica segmentata - Ancient Rome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Modern replica of lorica segmentata type armor, used in conjunction with the popular chainmail after the century AD.
The Roman disaster in the TeutoburgForest in September, 9 A.D remains one of the great defeats of the Roman Empire. Led by one of Rome’s favorite son’s, German born Arminius, turned on those that loved and trained him, he secretly led four.