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Roman Cornicen and Legionary




Description

The "Cornicen" (horn player) carried and played the large curved horn used for signalling in a similar way to the bugle of later armies. As an officer, he wears a more flamboyant uniform including and animal skin headdress.

Members of the Ermine Street Guard.

Location

Housteads Roman Fort, Northumberland, UK. August 2008

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