Full title: Decorated Roman Armour - From the Age of the Kings to the Death of Justinian the Great, by Raffaele D'Amato and Andrey Evgenevich Negin
Published by Frontline in 2017, 343 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N8030)
Brand New Book
From the inside front fly leaf: From the time of the Bronze Age, warriors of all tribes and nations sought to emblazon their arms and armour with items and images to impress upon an enemy the wealth and power of the wearer. Magnificently decorated shields were as much a defensive necessity as a symbol of social status. Such objects were of great significance to the wearers, and this was certainly the case in Roman society where military service was associated with the display of pride and virtue.
In this richly illustrated and detailed book, the authors have brought together many years of research and the latest archaeological discoveries to produce a work of undeniable importance. It examines battlefield armour, as well as tournament and parade armour from Rome's earliest days, to reveal the story of decorated armour throughout the whole history of Ancient Rome.
The book also contains a remarkable collection of archaeological photographs gathered over decades, and stunning colour paintings by the author Andrey Negin. This is essential reading for any Roman military enthusiast...