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Boxed Figure: Kaustic Plastik Artorius Lucius Castus - Centurion - Legio II Adiutrix (KP0005)


 
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Our Price: $149.99
Scale: 1/6
Size: 12 in tall (aprox)
Mfg. Number: KP005
Expected To Ship October 2013

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Product Code: KP0011
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Artorius Lucius Castus - Centurion - Legio II Adiutrix - Circa 178-179 A.D. - Marcomannic Wars - Leugaricio - Slovakia
Lucius Artorius Castus (fl. mid-late 2nd century AD or early-to-mid 3rd century AD) was a Roman military commander.

A member of the gens Artoria (possibly of Messapic or Etruscan origin), he has been suggested as a potential historical basis for King Arthur.

What is known of Artorius comes from inscriptions on fragments of a sarcophagus, and a memorial plaque, found in Podstrana, on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia.

Although the inscriptions cannot be precisely dated, Lucius Artorius Castus probably served in the Roman army sometime between the mid-late 2nd century AD or early-to-mid 3rd century AD.

When his military career and exploits are compared with those of Arthur there is some similarity. The two known inscriptions that detail the career of Lucius Artorius Castus place him firmly in Britain as a soldier who at one point in his career held the title "dux".

While Arthur's title dux was eventually supplanted by rex ("king"), dux was clearly his original rank, and the development from dux to rex follows a direct line of transmission.

Lucius Artorius Castus does not mirror every detail of the Arthurian legends, however the parallels between King Arthur and Lucius Artorius Castus are striking across a range of details, both large and small.

Features

Features:


    Deluxe Packaging New headsculpt Helmet
    Helm Imperial Italic (Die Cast)
    Sword - Gladio (Die Cast)
    Dagger - Pugio (Die Cast)
    Armour - Lorica Hamata - Chain Armour Armour
    Lorica Muscolata - Muscle Armour (Die Cast)
    Phalerae - Military Decorations - (Die cast + leather)
    Pteruges - Leather vest
    Torques - Military Decorations - (Die Cast)
    Ocrae - Leg armour (Die Cast)
    Vitis - Command Staff
    Red Cape (Cloth)
    Closed Boots - Calcei (Leather)
    Trousers - Bracae (Cloth)
    Red Tunic (Cloth)
    Red Scarf - Focale (Cloth)
    Armored Belt - Cingulum Militare (Leather + Details in Die Cast)