Roman military belt with skirt, leather Cingulum with lions
Roman soldier's belt or cingulum militare in handcrafted dyed brown leather with aged effect and adorned with studs and lions in gold, suitable for a historical reenactment event.
Roman legionary belt manually assembled by our artisans of Yute crea, is composed of a skirt of 6 strips made of high quality bovine leather in brown leather 4cm wide at a height of 38 cm, adorned by golden studs all along and topped at the ends by a lion's head. The Roman soldiers or legionaries used to wear the skirt decorated which, with the movement, produced a characteristic sound, which identified the military presence.
The Roman belt itself is composed of two pieces joined and riveted together, it is 4cm wide and closes with a matching buckle in golden tones. The cingulum or belt was a piece used in Ancient Rome to hold the garments. The cingulum militare was the belt of the Roman army, a way to differentiate themselves from the people of Rome when the soldiers were not wearing the uniform or armor. The belt was a very important part of the uniform, not only to girdle the tunic, but also because it helped to hold the gladius or Roman sword and, if it had one, the pugio or dagger.
The lion has been present in myths and legends of Greeks and Romans, it is a symbol of power, leadership and majesty, not in vain is the king of animals. That is why we have to honor him in Yute crea with this Roman belt with skirt. For the Romans this animal had a special attraction so much that when lions no longer lived in Europe they would bring them from Mesopotamia and Libya and with them an endless number of wild animals from different parts of their conquered lands such as tigers, leopards, wild boars or bears to make shows in the arena of the Roman circus. In Ancient Rome they would also be used to pull chariots in the parades of the Roman victors.
That is why the lion, as well as the eagle and the wolf, are figures that cannot be missing in the Roman iconography and that in our Roman collection of Yute crea do not go unnoticed. This Roman soldier's belt or cingulum militare made of brown leather with lions dyed by hand, is a piece of craftsmanship that can be worn both with a basic tunic as a soldier in rest season, and with the set of the lorica to go ready for battle.
The pieces of brown leather that make up this Roman artisan belt are hand-dyed, so there will be differences in the treatment of aging in each piece. If the exact color of the leather is important for your historical reenactment costume, please contact us to know the shade of the current stock of the product.
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