Roman military belt from Lyon, around 200 AD
One of the few completely preserved Roman military belt sets from around 200 AD. The remains of a Roman soldier, complete with his purse, sword, military belt and fibula, were found in an ancient Roman well shaft while a garage was being built in Lyon, France. The letters that form the inscription “Utere Felix” (“use it with luck”) were probably distributed around the entire belt. The “U” and the “T” at the beginning are combined into one letter. Original tinned brass; for a belt width of 2.7 cm. Replica also in tinned brass. Also available in brass on request, please inquire.