ROMAN LEGIONNAIRE'S CANTEEN AH3982C Deepeeka The Roman Army traveled on foot. On the march, every legionary soldier carried his kit slung form a pole resting on his shoulder.Full kit water storage and transportation was crucial to maintain their mobility and thus ensure their survival. This 5 1/2" polished steel canteen was standard issue for Roman troops. It measures 9 1/2 inches when handle is extended and features brass stopper, trim and handle. The interior joints are sealed in bees wax. This Authentic Functional Reproduction weighs approximately 1.6 pounds.
• Extended Height: 9 1/2 inches • Diameter: 5 1/2 inches • Body Depth: 4" • Material: Polished Steel • Brass Stopper, spout & furniture • Interior sealed in bees wax • Weight: 1.6 lb
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
The Roman Legion Canteen (Laguncula) was standard issue for Roman Legionnaires and Centurions during the Gallic War. A Roman soldier was very healthy! The men marched for 5-6 hours a day, covering about 18 miles before stopping to make camp for the night. Each man carried his weapons, helmet, shield, and essential survival supplies (including his canteen), slung over his shoulder on a wooden pole called a "furca"; which comes from a latin word meaning a "fork stick". The Romans know well what makes a good army a GREAT army is food in its belly and plenty of fluids to keep the soldiers hydrated.
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