Roman Armor & Clothing
All troopers wore a helmet of steel and brass (300074
) plus body armor, either a lorica segmentata (300176
), made of steel lames or a lorica hamata, made of steel mail with shoulder doublings.
As for the undergarments, very few articles were worn. There are examples of a loincloth or loose short being worn underneath and of course a long tunic (100042
) overtop. During festivals and stately occasions a Roman would not be without his robes or toga which replicated the beautiful free flowing designs of the Greeks. Finally leather sandals (200254
) were the common accessory to complete any Roman’s outfit.