Roman bronze statue of an eagle



Roman bronze statue

Roman bronze statue

Roman bronze statue

One Dutch-Roman period bronze statue of a Bonelli's eagle with imprint. The Romans called him the bright hunter. It's also a given thing that the Roman legions adored this fast eagle so, that all kind of divisions and brigades of the Romans legions' Items were named after him. And also you see the eagle in many Roman standards. The soldiers of the legions were happy to have this
fast bird in the top of their standards.
Total length: 40 mm.
Time: approx. 1st - 4th century A.D.

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