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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Roman Centurion Vitis Stick

The Roman Centurion carried the vitis or vine staff which was a swagger stick about three feet in length originally made of grape vine. This made a handy weapon for a casual whack of a soldier for insubordination. This practice was known as castigato.

Shipping a Roman Centurion Vitis stick to England in a couple of days for a Roman re-enactor's use.