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The Roman Cup,
During the days of the late Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, the typical Roman was equipped with the best armor in the world. Typically a standard Roman legionary would have a helmet, a large square shield, and torso armor typically of chain mail, scale mail, or segmented plate armor called the lorica segmentata. Also typically worn was a belt called a balteus. It consisted of a strong leather belt with five or six vertical leather straps that were studded with bronze, making it hard but flexible. The purpose of the balteus was more than just decorative and certainly did more than just hold a soldier’s weapons; it protected his gibblets.
(via peashooter85)Source: legvi.tripod.com