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NEWS from Mercury-Models!!!

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by MERCURY-MODELS, Oct 30, 2021.

  1. MERCURY-MODELS Well-Known Member

    Good time, Friends!
    The circulation of our next novelty is ready.
    This time it is the Roman legionnaire 3ad
    The work of Master Oleg Poghosyan, 75mm, resin, two options for weapons to choose from, pilum and spat.
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    Pavel Raf, tomifune, Trep and 7 others like this.
  2. Sgt. Red Active Member

    Nice piece!
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  3. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Nicely posed and sculpted. The gladius should have been worn on the right side and the pugio on the left for a legionary. Interesting headgear.

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  4. kevininpdx Active Member

    I saw this on Oleg’s Facebook a while ago. What a stunner. I think its suitable for the crisis of the 3rd century.
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  5. Redcap A Fixture

    Normally, that is correct with the short 'Mainz' and 'Pompeii' traditional styles of gladius but in the later Roman period which this figure depicts, they used the longer 'Spatha' style sword which previously was carried only by the cavalry. Given the length of it, it would have been impossible to draw it on the right side of the body like the traditional shorter gladius. As such and on this occasion, the sculptor is correct that it would have been carried on the left side of the body.

  6. gommolo Active Member


    Absolutly correct
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  7. MCPWilk A Fixture

    The figure is described as Legionary 3 - 4 AD; should this be 300 -400 AD? In the later Roman Empire (after c. 250 AD), lorica segmentata had become much less common, although was still worn into the fourth century (>AD 300) and legionaries returned to wearing mail and were armed, as you state, with a spatha. By this time the traditional scutum of the early empire had given way to a round or oval one. The headgear as sculpted would not offer much protection and in the late empire ridge helmets predominated. The figure as sculpted is a mix of early and late empire as regards armour and equipment. It is still beautifully posed and sculpted.

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  8. Nap A Fixture

    A interesting sculpt and good options , as expected sculpting details look really good

    Learnt something ref the weapons on this thread as well

    Good release from Mercury

    Thanks for sharing

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  9. MERCURY-MODELS Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much, friends for your comments and kind words! I will try to answer all your comments! This character represents a legionnaire from the late Roman Empire of the late 3rd beginning of the 4th century AD. Protective equipment is represented by late-type lorica (Newstead), which could still be used by legionnaires, a scaly hood-coif (head protection) is part of the armor of cataphracts. the usual 4th century crest helmets have not yet received sufficient distribution so soldiers could use not only the imperial helmet of the
    Niederbieber type (the last in the line of imperial helmets)
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    The character is armed with a longer spat, which, in addition to prickly blows, allowed for chopping blows, in the 3rd century everywhere replaces gladius. Spat on a separate wide band, legionnaires wear on the left, pugio on the right. Pugio takes on a wider form.

    spata-i-drugoe-rimskoe-oryzhie.jpg Zobeni-I-Eiropa-lidz-5.jpg
    Shields were replaced with round and oval shapes, but scutum was still used
    Roman legionary 3rd century AD by.jpg 2nd century legionary of LEG-III-ITALICA.jpg
    The figure was made as an addition to the series to our previous one, the kit of which, by the way, has a round shield.
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