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First of all they wore a helmet of various styles at different times. Their bodies were protected with either chain-mail shirts (lorica hamata) of various lengths and styles, or segmented armour (lorica segmentata). Greaves to protect the legs were also sometimes worn. Their large rectangular shields could also be loosely considered armour.

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The Roman army had armories scattered throughout the empire where the bulk of the armor and weapons were made. The individual legions also had their armorers who could repair and in some cases replace ruined armor.

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they invented armour in 100AD

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yes they did

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Why did roman soldiers wear sandals in a battle?

The Romans did NOT wear sandals into battle. The Roman soldiers wore the "caliga" which was a stout military boot. In fact, the Romans themselves only wore sandals indoors. Outdoors they wore shoes.The Romans did NOT wear sandals into battle. The Roman soldiers wore the "caliga" which was a stout military boot. In fact, the Romans themselves only wore sandals indoors. Outdoors they wore shoes.The Romans did NOT wear sandals into battle. The Roman soldiers wore the "caliga" which was a stout military boot. In fact, the Romans themselves only wore sandals indoors. Outdoors they wore shoes.The Romans did NOT wear sandals into battle. The Roman soldiers wore the "caliga" which was a stout military boot. In fact, the Romans themselves only wore sandals indoors. Outdoors they wore shoes.The Romans did NOT wear sandals into battle. The Roman soldiers wore the "caliga" which was a stout military boot. In fact, the Romans themselves only wore sandals indoors. Outdoors they wore shoes.The Romans did NOT wear sandals into battle. The Roman soldiers wore the "caliga" which was a stout military boot. In fact, the Romans themselves only wore sandals indoors. Outdoors they wore shoes.The Romans did NOT wear sandals into battle. The Roman soldiers wore the "caliga" which was a stout military boot. In fact, the Romans themselves only wore sandals indoors. Outdoors they wore shoes.The Romans did NOT wear sandals into battle. The Roman soldiers wore the "caliga" which was a stout military boot. In fact, the Romans themselves only wore sandals indoors. Outdoors they wore shoes.The Romans did NOT wear sandals into battle. The Roman soldiers wore the "caliga" which was a stout military boot. In fact, the Romans themselves only wore sandals indoors. Outdoors they wore shoes.


Did a Romans armor have shoulder straps?

No, at least not the way we think of shoulder straps. Both the segmented and the chain mail type of armor were more like shirts than something suspended.


Why were roman sheilds red?

They didn't wear red armor, however the roman legions are often depicted in pop culture as wearing red tunics under their segmented armor. There is some evidence that certain legions did dye their tunics red, blue ,green and even pink! But this has not been proven for certain, and it is possible that a regular legionary did not dye their tunics at all, leaving them plain (although it is probable that officers did). So all in all, the idea of the roman army wearing red might well of just been a myth worked upon by Hollywood because it looked good, though it does have some basis in fact....................................................The Romans used to wear Red military cloak armor which kept them warm in colder climates. The red color of it was a kind of symbol of identification in dust and the time of confusion in battle and created fear in the heart of enemies as RED symbolises danger.


What did the romans wear on their head?

It depends really, this question is rather broad but I shall try my best. Roman Politicians would wear a green wreath around their head. While farmers would wear basic straw/grass hats. While the military (depending on your rank) would wear combat helmets or ceremonial ones.


What is the oldest surviving medieval armor?

The oldest suit of armor was Greek Mycenaean 1400 BC armor which was made up of bronze.

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