The Signum was the battle standard carried by each century's Signifer. It was on object of great
reverence, and it's loss would have been a severe blow to the century's morale.
Each Signum had 3 to 7 discs, along with other ornaments such as a wreath, crescent, or hand. With a little
luck, I'll offer some of these other parts in the future.
The discs are 6-1/4" in diamater. They are constructed of 24 ga brass, bronze, or nickel-silver with
the edge turned over a 3/16" copper
wire. The materials combined with the cross-sectional shape make a tolerably strong, yet
These have flanges soldered to the back faces for attachment to the signum pole (see bottom of page). The
flanges are nominally sized for a 1-1/4" shaft, but may be bent in or out to accomodate other sizes.
Showing disc Mk I (bronze):
Showing disc Mk II (bronze):
Showing disc Mk III (bronze):
Comparing 3 types:
Showing a set of four Mk II discs in Nickel-Silver:
Signum Crescent in Nickel-Silver:
Showing the attachment method:
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