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About how to tie a pugio this way
#1
Hello everybody...any of you wear it this way? how?

http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-paper...gure20.jpg

any videotutorial? Big Grin
some idea will be welcome¡
Thanks in advance
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#2
Hello Mervivs.

The image you have linked to is that of the stele of Minucius Lorianus, a centurio of the Legio Martia, found at Padua and probably dating to the period of the civil wars between Antony and the Young Caesar, who would later reinvent himself as Augustus.

Minucius' suspension method is unique amongst surviving depictions of soldiers with pugios and sadly, there is no way of explaining exactly how the effect shown is achieved. Rather than repeat myself though, I will refer you to a thread where I dealt with this very question.
http://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat/thread-25081.html

I hope this helps answer your question, although I appreciate that it might not be the answer you were actually hoping for.

Crispvs
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#3
Thank you for your words Crispvs...so I should to reconsider my question...if I wanted to wear it that way, how do I could do? any advice? Thanks in advance
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#4
Sadly, we just don't know, as there are no similar depictions to compare it with. It is possible that bot the upper and lower right suspension rings are being utilised, with the left hand ones hanging free, but if so, it begs the question of what they are attached to. The straps wrapped around it are a mystery too. They may or may not be involved in the pugio's suspension. There is no way of knowing what they are supposed to be either. They may be leather, but then again, they might be intended to represent fabric. Any paint which might have helped us has long since gone.

Although it is temping to want to copy something unusual, you would be on mush safer ground suspending your pugio vertically by the upper pair of suspension rings, as this is what seems to have been standard practice later and appears to be the way solders depicted on the Aemilius Paulus monument at Delphi (dating to a bit over a hundred years before our friend Minucius) are carrying theirs as well.

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