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Laurel crown of victory
Laurel crown of victory

Magister Peditum Antoninus bearing a laurel crown of victory, photo courtesy of WarTog Photography

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Berkasovo I Helmet
Berkasovo I Helmet

Group member Ross Cronshaw wearing the Berkasovo I helmet reproduction by the Pustelak Brothers, photo courtesy of WarTog Photography

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Magister Utriusque Militiae
Magister Utriusque Militiae

Group member Ross Cronshaw dressed as the Magister Utriusque Militiae (Master of all forces), photo courtesy of WarTog Photography

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Magister Peditum
Magister Peditum

Group member Tony Gilligan dressed as the Magister Pedtum (General of Foot)

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Writing set
Writing set

A Roman writing set consisting of brass pen and inkwell, and papyrus sheets as well as wooden Vindolanda-style tablets

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1st Century Roman legionary
1st Century Roman legionary

Group member Ross Cronshaw demonstrating the kit of an early Imperial legionary, including segmented cuirass and bronze helmet. 

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Roman spatha
Roman spatha

A decorated scabbard and hourglass hilt belonging to a replica of a sword (spatha) found in Nydam. 

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Roman cavalry officer mounted
Roman cavalry officer mounted

Group member Matthew Richardson displaying a mounted Roman cavalry officer of the mid-4th Century.

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Roman spatha hilt
Roman spatha hilt

A decorated Roman sword scabbard and hourglass hilt, based off a find from Nydam. 

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Spatha blade
Spatha blade

The blade of a 4th Century Roman sword (spatha), featuring pattern-welded decoration, by Jackhammer Forge.

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Group member Tony Gilligan
Group member Tony Gilligan

Group member Tony Gilligan displaying Roman clothing of the 4th Century AD at Epworth Showground, 2021.

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Group member Daniel Kerr
Group member Daniel Kerr

Group member Daniel Kerr wearing the equipment of a basic legionary, a tinned helmet sourced from Christie's Auction House and a set of alternating bronze and tinned scale over a plain blue tunic.

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Group member Ian Stephenson
Group member Ian Stephenson

Group member Ian Stephenson wearing the panoply of a legionary on guard, with a Der-el-Medina helmet (with tassel) and a thick woolen cloak in mustard yellow.

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Berkasovo I helmet
Berkasovo I helmet

A replica of the Berkasovo I helmet with custom inscription by the Pustelak Brothers Art Workshop.

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Mounted throwing weapons
Mounted throwing weapons

Group member Matthew Richardson demonstrating the use of short javelins (verrutae) from horseback. 

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Group member Ross Cronshaw
Group member Ross Cronshaw

Group member Ross Cronshaw dressed as a Roman senior officer, with a Berkasovo I helmet, scale armour, and decorative staff. 

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Officer in tent interior
Officer in tent interior

Group member Ross Cronshaw dressed as a senior officer inside a tent on a rainy day, at Whitby Abbey 2021.

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Using swords on horseback
Using swords on horseback

Group member Matthew Richardson demonstrating the use of a sword on horseback.

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Officers in soft kit
Officers in soft kit

Group members (L to R) Tony Gilligan and Ross Cronshaw as senior officers in soft kit during the inital fort build at Park In The Past, 2018.

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Infantry group
Infantry group

Group members Tony Gilligan and Ian Stephenson (front L & R) and Daniel Kerr (rear) displaying the logo of the ioviani seniores infantry regiment, at Petuaria (Brough) Roman Festival, 2021. 

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Helmet display
Helmet display

Group members (L to R) Tony Gilligan, Matthew Richardson, and Ross Cronshaw displaying Late Roman helmets at Eboracum (York) Roman Festival, 2019. 

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Cavalry officer mounted
Cavalry officer mounted

Group member Matthew Richardson representing a cavalry officer on a horse. 

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Testing the ballista
Testing the ballista

Group members (L to R) Matt Richardson, Tony Gilligan, and Ross Cronshaw testing a ballista constructed and owned by Legio VIII Augusta Roman Living History Society at Spetchley, 2018.

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Camp table
Camp table

The main table in camp, featuring items for eating and drinking, games, and wax tablets. 

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Camp table
Camp table

The central table in the camp, featuring items for eating and drinking, games, and wax tablets, from Thorseby Park, 2018.

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Officer's tent interior
Officer's tent interior

The interior of an infantry officer's tent, from Whitby Abbey, 2021. 

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Officer's tent row
Officer's tent row

A view down the row of officer's tents, featuring armour stands and a writing desk, from Whitby Abbey, 2021.

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Officer's tent interior
Officer's tent interior

Interior of an infantry officer's tent, with close-up on a desk featuring writing equipment and drinking vessels, from Whitby Abbey, 2021.

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Officer's tent interior
Officer's tent interior

The interior of a senior officer's tent, featuring a bed, spare clothing, woolen rugs and furs, and a writing desk, from Whitby Abbey, 2021.

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Interacting with the public
Interacting with the public

Group members (L to R) Tony Gilligan and Daniel Kerr in the open-plan camp at Whitby Abbey, 2021, in battle-dress and soft kit, and Ian Stephenson (far right) interacting with members of the public. 

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Open-plan camp display
Open-plan camp display

A wide-shot of the open-plan camp display at Whitby Abbey, 2021, feautring living history displays and public interaction on writing, leatherworking, cooking, games, and weaponry.

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The committee
The committee

Committee members and group founders (L to R) Ross Cronshaw, Tony Gilligan, and Matthew Richardson at the group's inaugural event at Thoresby Park, 2018.

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Open-plan camp display
Open-plan camp display

A section of the open-plan camp display at Whitby Abbey, 2021, showing displays of armour, weapons, leatherworking, and public interaction.

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Officers around the campfire
Officers around the campfire

Group members Tony Gilligan and Ian Stephenson around the fire at Whitby Abbey, 2021, on a cold day. 

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Berkasovo II Helmet
Berkasovo II Helmet

The Berkasovo II helmet replica by the Pustelak Brothers Art Workshop, worn by group member Tony Gilligan. Photo courtesy of WJM Photography. 

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Commander's writing desk display
Commander's writing desk display

A display featuring the writing kit used by a Roman field commander, including pens, ink, measuring and calculating tools, and wax seals. 

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Commander's tent display
Commander's tent display

Exterior of a commander's tent display, featuring a writing desk with documentation, writing tools, jewellery, and a laurel crown, alongside an armour stand.

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Senior officers at ease
Senior officers at ease

Group members Ross Cronshaw and Tony Gilligan portraying senior officers at rest. Photo courtesy of WJM Photography. 

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Senior officers at ease
Senior officers at ease

Group members Ross Cronshaw and Tony Gilligan portraying senior officers at rest, the former wearing a decorated courtier cloak to indicate status. Photo courtesy of WJM Photography. 

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Senior officers
Senior officers

Group members Ross Cronshaw and Tony Gilligan portraying senior officers. Photo courtesy of Karen Mason. 

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Christie's Helmet
Christie's Helmet

A replica of the Christie's Helmet, worn by group member Ross Cronshaw. 

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Senior Officer
Senior Officer

Group member Ross Cronshaw portraying a senior officer, with unique shield pattern based on the Stilicho diptychy. Photo courtesy of WJM Photography

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Berkasovo II Helmet
Berkasovo II Helmet

The Berkasovo II helmet, worn by group member Tony Gilligan. 

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Berkasovo I helmet
Berkasovo I helmet

Group member Ross Cronshaw, dressed as a magister utriusque militiae, wearing a Berkasovo I helmet.

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Camp tent
Camp tent

An officer's tent featuring a well-appointed bed, woolen rugs and skins, and a desk.

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Intercisa Helmet
Intercisa Helmet

The Intercisa is the most enduring helmet seen in the late Roman sphere, this reconstruction by the Pustelak Brothers Art Workshop and photograph with kind permission of Vicus Ultimus re-enactment group.

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Camp games
Camp games

A variety of Roman board games and drinking vessels. 

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Budapest Helmet
Budapest Helmet

A Late Roman helmet found in 1898 beneath the Elisabeth Bridge on the left bank of the Danube, dated to the early-mid 4th Century AD, featuring group member Matthew Richardson. 

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