Collection: Belts

Cingulum Militare (sometimes falsely called "Balteus")
A cingulum militare was a piece of ancient Roman military equipment in the form of a belt decorated with metal fittings, which was worn as a badge of rank by soldiers and officials. Many examples were made in the Roman province of Pannonia. This piece was used with a Helmet (Galea),a shield (Scutum) a piece of armor (Curias), a dagger (Puggio) and a sword (Gladius). 

Cingulum Militare

Cingulum Militare with Pteryges (Pteruges)
Pteruges refers to the defensive skirt of leather or multi-layered fabric (linen) strips or lappets worn around the waists of Roman and Greek warriors and soldiers, as well as the similarly-fashioned epaulette-like strips worn on the shoulders, that protected the upper arms. Both sets of strips are usually interpreted as belonging to a single garment worn under a cuirass, though in a linen cuirass (linothorax) they may have been integral. The cuirass itself could be variously constructed: of plate-bronze (muscle cuirass), linothorax, scale, lamellar or mail. Pteruges could be arranged as a single row of longer strips or in two or more layers of shorter, overlapping lappets of graduated length.

Cingulum Militare with Pteryges

Roman balteus
During ancient Roman times the balteus was a type of baldric commonly used to suspend a sword. It was a belt generally worn over the shoulder, passing obliquely down to the side, typically made of leather, often ornamented with precious stones, metals or both. There was also a similar belt worn by the Romans, particularly by soldiers, called a cintus that fastened around the waist. The word accintus meaning a soldier (literally, "girt" as for battle) attests to this differing usage.

Baldrick
A baldric (also baldrick) is a belt worn over one shoulder that is typically used to carry a weapon or other implement such as a bugle or drum. The word may also refer to any belt in general, but this usage is poetic or archaic.

Baldric

Parts of the Roman belt:

  • Baltea: This is the hanging band and was compounded for an overall band.
  • Bulla: The rivets on the Baltea.
  • Pensilium: The pendants at the end of the strap of the belt.
  • Lamna: The discus at the end of each apron strip that embrace the pensilium.
  • Fibula: The buckle of the belt.
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  • Authentic Replica - Cingulum Militare "Tekija" with apron (leather, tinned brass)
    Authentic Replica - Cingulum Militare
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  • Realistic Replica - Cingulum Militare "1st century" with apron (leather, brass)
    Realistic Replica - Cingulum Militare
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    €139,90
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    €139,90
  • Authentic Replica - Roman Centurion belt (Leather & Brass)
    Authentic Replica - Roman Centurion belt (Leather & Brass)
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    €109,90
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    €109,90
  • Authentic Replica - Roman Cingulum Militare "Tekija" (leather, tinned brass)
    Authentic Replica - Roman Cingulum Militare
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    €139,90
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    €139,90
  • Authentic Replica - Roman Baldric "Castrum Zugmantel" (leather, brass)
    Authentic Replica - Roman Baldric
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    €89,90
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    €89,90
  • Authentic Replica - Cingulum Militare "Mainz" with apron (old version, polished brass)
    Authentic Replica - Cingulum Militare
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    €169,90
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    €169,90
  • Authentic Replica - Cingulum Militare "Mainz" with apron (new version, tinned brass)
    Authentic Replica - Cingulum Militare
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    €169,90
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    €169,90
  • Authentic Replica - Late Roman Centurio belt (Leather & Brass)
    Authentic Replica - Late Roman Centurio belt (Leather & Brass)
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    €119,90
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    €119,90