Roman Legion XI Claudia

Durastorum (Silistra)

Shields of the Roman Legion XI Claudia

Shields in front of the camp of legio XI Claudia during the Roman encampment at Aalen. The dolphin and trident symbols were adopted during the unit's penal service in the Roman navy. This once proud infantry formation had been broken up into many small detachments which were assigned to different naval vessels. The soldiers now served as marines to protect their ship from enemy boarding parties, and to participate in small landing operations. When legio XI was officially rehabilitated as a heavy infantry formation, the unit continued to wear its naval emblems as a proud reminder.

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Celtic auxiliary at left; and Legionnaire wearing arm protection adopted during the Dacian Wars

Celtic auxiliary at left; and Legionnaire wearing arm protection adopted during the Dacian Wars

Round shield used by the Signifer

Round shield used by the Signifer

Vexillum of legio XI Claudia

Vexillum of legio XI Claudia

View of the camp of legio XI Claudia

View of the camp of legio XI Claudia

Civilian camp-followers of legio XI Claudia

Civilian camp-followers of legio XI Claudia

Legio XI Claudia participates in several Roman encampments and historical battle simulations during the summer campaign season.

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