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What were the banners of the legions?  I think I saw them once on this site.  Of particular interest are the 5th legion, the praetorian guard, and the emperor himself.  I see what's on the wikipedia, and I wondered if everyone thought they were legit?

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I don't want to lead any witnesses.

 

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The second one certainly isn't ancient in origin. How do I know? A spacially correct geographic map of the empire within the garland. A dead giveaway.

 

You might try the Notitia Dignitatum, a late empire document, which I understand includes some legionary emblems.

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The surviving manuscripts of the Notitia include shield patterns for units of the late Empire field armies.  Luke's ancient military history website displays and discusses them.  lukeuedasarson.com/NotitiaPatterns.html

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