A look back at mostly early 1st and 2nd century Roman artifacts that were used and worn by Roman military men cavalry men and legionaires in battle. An Archers' ring from about the early 2nd-3rd century. These rings were worn on the thumb to protect them from the bow string. An iron Roman shield form about the 1st century. Was probably used by a Roman cavalry unit. Roman bronze scale Armor from about the 1st or 2nd century. This armor was very expensive to make and keep, so it was probably used by a Legionaire. 1st century lead sling-bolts found on a Celtic-Roman battlefield in Spain. A roman iron cavalry sword found by the Rhine River. From around the 2nd century. A 4th century Roman Legionaire belt and belt buckle. Roman bronze keys from the 2nd to 4th centuries. Roman bronze finger keys. Finger keys were made for convenience and because of lack on pockets on a toga. Roman bronze amulets. Issued to soldiers wounded in combat. It was the "purple heart" of the 1st century. Large Roman dice from the 1st century. Made of bone. Were used by the men for entertainment on military trips. A late 1st century Roman ring, worn by Legionaires in battle.