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

© Carole Raddato

Bronze caliga from a over life-size statue of a Roman cavalryman
© Carole Raddato

Caligae were heavy hob-nailed military boots worn by the Roman legionary soldiers, auxiliaries and cavalrymen throughout the Roman Republic and Empire.

This bronze caliga was part of an over life-size statue of a Roman cavalryman from the 1st or the 2nd century AD. It is exhibited at the Museo Civico Archeologico of Bologna. However this photo was taken at a temporary exhibition held at the Museum und Park Kalkriese.

© Carole Raddato

Bronze caliga from a over life-size statue of a Roman cavalryman
© Carole Raddato

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