HomeProduct SearchSite MapCheckoutTrack Your Order
Roman Signifer Key Chain

Featured Italian Gifts

Featured Italian Gifts

Spaghetti Cotton ApronSpaghetti Cotton Apron
Italian Olive Oil ApronItalian Olive Oil Apron
Trevi Foutain Wall PlaqueTrevi Foutain Wall Plaque
Sicily Tea TowelSicily Tea Towel
Roma Navona Square TieRoma Navona Square Tie
Leaning Tower of Pisa Wall PlaqueLeaning Tower of Pisa Wall Plaque
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Roman Signifer Key Chain
Click to enlarge image(s)
Roman Signifer Key chain from Italy.

A wonderful replica of the Roman Signifer, and a great Italian souvenir key chain!

During the siege of Numantia, Scipio Semilianus formed a personal bodyguard of 500 men. These became known as the Praetorian Guard, after the praetorium, the area of the camp where the general's tent was pitched. The Emperor Augustus (27BC-14AD) formed these Praetorians into a special bodyguard for himself and increased their number to about 4500 men.

To distinguish the Signifer from other fighting troops, he wore a dagged mail shirt over a tunic instead of semental armor, and the 'Pompeii' sword on his right side. The signifer was routinely decorated with silvered and gilt bronze plaques and figures, and wore a small round shield on his back.

Quality materials and workmanship, made in Italy.

Free souvenir postcard included with Roman Signifer key chain.

1.5" miniature signifer, 3" key chain.
Copyright © ItalianAprons.com