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ROMAN LITUUS HORNImage of Roman Military Brass Horns AH3870 and AH3870T by Deepeeka AH3870T by Deepeeka
(A) This is a reenactor's Roman brass tuba "Lituus Horn" in original size. This instrument was used for signals (from wake up calls to battle orders) in Roman legions from about 100 A.D. till 400 A.D. It is copied from an identical instrument found near a Roman castellum in Germany. Unlike the larger Cornu, the smaller size of this horn allowed it to be useful for cavalry units as well as infantry. Weight: 1.5 pounds or 600 g, length 37.3 inches.


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Overall Length: 37.3"
Material: Brass
Weight: 1.5 lb
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ROMAN CORNU TUBA AH3870 by Deepeeka
(B) Exact High-Quality Replicate Roman Military Blowing Instruments used chiefly by military units to give orders in battle. Measurements and weight: length of cornu brass tube: 115 inches (290 cms). Length of wooden carrying stick: 41 inch (104 cms) combined weight: 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg) Made from brass and wood our Roman Cornu Bugle is Fully functional and an historically accurate Roman item.
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Overall Length tuba: 115"
Materials: Brass & Wood
Carrying Stick Length: 41"
Weight: 5.5 lb
Authentic Functional Reproduction

Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

A horn-player in the Roman Legion was called cornicen. The cornicen's job was to signal salutes to officers and sound orders to the legions. Cornicines always marched at the head of the centuries, with the tesserary and the signifer where he took his orders to sound his horn in specific signals burring battle. Each audible signal was a direct command informing the soldiers which exercise to perform on the field. For example, he might give the signal for soldiers to gather around their standard. The cornicines were also used as assistants to a centurion. The cornicen was a duplicary or a soldier who got double the basic pay of the legionary.

The Roman Legionary Horn (cornu), was carried and blown by a legionary in charge. The cornicen, coded the general's orders into signals and broadcast them over the field during battles. The Roman blowing instrument, straight and made in bronze, was called "Tuba". It was made in different models, both for infantry and cavalry, the latter being shorter.

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