Roman Germanic Military Ancient Artifact Spur legion Varus Teutoburg Arminius

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Seller: legxfre (1,310) 99.2%, Location: Houston, Texas, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 153607761776 From my Private Collection: Roman Germanic Military Ancient Artifact Spur. A British officer found this Roman style iron spur with Roman Rosetta designes filed into the end knobs near the Tuetoburg area battle sight in the 1950's. Why this piece is important is that it most likely belonged to one of the Roman Allied Germanic Cherusci Tribesman cavalry who were lead under their Germanic prince Arminius. The Cherusci cavalry were the scouts for the Romans at this battle who turned against them. The Romans normally always outsourced any cavalry they needed to their none citizen allies. These spurs were worn by cutting the lower back area of the sandal into two sideways key slots with a small open round hole part in the back of the slot. The rounded end parts of the spur would be fitted into these slots and then pulled back until they set into the holes where the round parts would then be sticking out of the leather. This would keep the spur in place.

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