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Auxilia Palatina by MakmunBaban Auxilia Palatina by MakmunBaban
An auxilia palatina, late roman soldier, with Dar el Medineh helmet, spatha, late roman tunic and footwear. Mind you the shield blazon could be inaccurate but will be tweaked in the colored version
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QuintaMacedonica Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Lovely work - dynamic and accurate!
Paullian Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic work! Pure quality!
AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great pic!Do more late romans :-)
FlavivsAetivs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I love it! The only thing I'd criticize you about is that, Being a Member of the Brachati Seniores (The Shield Image you are clearly trying to depict), he should be wearing a chain or (considering the fact he's an eastern empire soldier) possibly a scale hauberk.
AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
From what I know Brachiati Seniores were part of the western field army not the eastern.It's questionable to which extent scale armour was more in use in the eastern army then the western one and soldiers often fight without any armour at all,for example if there was need for their greater mobility or if they were not to be expected to fight in the front ranks.Also there were fashion in the later era to wore clothes over armour.
FlavivsAetivs Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Ah my mistake, and yes armor was often determined by what the people knew how to make - Roman Chainmail originated from Gaul, so it's most likely the Armies of Gaul wore chain because it's what they knew how to make. The People in Syria were accustomed to making scale, so Armies in syria probably wore scale.

I don't know of any exidence in the late Roman era to wear clothes over armor, but it is indeed true that units had both SKirmishing and non-skirmishing troops in the unit. What's generally believed is that you'd have about 4 Maniples (or Numerii, there is evidence to suggest that the Numerus was a replacement term for the maniple in the 5th century and was led by a Ducenarius) of Main-line heavy infantry, accompanied by 2 maniples of skirmishers (armed with Veruta/Lancaeae or the Bow)
MCorbin16 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
One of the best late roman sketches I've ever seen. Very well done.
Apollonides Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   General Artist
Very Nice. I always appreciate attention to the details of material culture in illustrations of ancient historical subjects. We need more illustrators that cover the classical and late classical period.
Ovni-the-UFO Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
VERY nice, it looks very realistic. :3
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