Bronze caliga from an over life-size statue of a Roman cavalryman

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by Carole Raddato
published on 07 January 2014
This bronze caliga was part of an over life-size statue of a Roman cavalryman from the 1st or the 2nd century CE. Caligae were heavy hob-nailed military boots worn by Roman legionary soldiers, auxiliaries and cavalrymen throughout the period of the Roman Republic and Empire.

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