fatal wounding of the roman emperor Julian during a ambush of sassanid persian warriors during the Battle of Samarra in 363 in mesopotamia.

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2 thoughts on “fatal wounding of the roman emperor Julian during a ambush of sassanid persian warriors during the Battle of Samarra in 363 in mesopotamia.

  1. This is a very poor likeness of Julian the Philosopher, who was dark, good-looking, and only just turned 31. He also had quite a distinctive ‘mop-top’ haircut (see coin in my user icon). Also, because of the intense heat, he was not the only person without armour on the Roman side.

  2. Also, the Roman soldiers are incorrect (I think). They certainly had no lorica segmentata or Imperial Gallic helmets in the IV century, and the gladius (which I think the soldiers on the right have) was also long gone by this time.

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