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Roman Centurions (Pair)
|Material||Cast Iron |
- Cast Iron Roman Centurions/Gladiators
- Sold as a pair
- Life-size: statue stands 2m tall
- Hand cast & finished in iron
- Detail all-round
- Detachable pike!
- Classic design theme
A soldier had to be well connected to become a Centurion in the Roman Army. In addition to having to be reasonably literate, proven in battle and of at least thirty years of age, he had to have several letters of recommendation from senior figures in the Roman social hierarchy before being awarded officer status.
Only then could the centurion take command of his 100 Romans. The initial derivation of the title is obvious, although a Roman Century later came to represent first 60, then 80, men.
Roman Centurions had the privilege of riding horseback into battle. Despite their rank they suffered a heavy casualty rate given their willingness to fight alongside their ‘legionnaires’ on the battlefield.
These Roman Centurion statues have been left with a natural, rust finish that will develop it's own unique patina. The rust will form it's own protective seal and prevent the statue from deteriorating.
Whilst an aged looked is often popular, these cast iron statues can be primed/painted or even galvanised.