Shields in front of the camp of legio XI Claudia during the Roman encampment at Aalen. The dolphin and trident symbols were adopted during the unit’s penal service in the Roman navy. This once proud infantry formation had been broken up into many small detachments which were assigned to different naval vessels. The soldiers now served as marines to protect their ship from enemy boarding parties, and to participate in small landing operations. When legio XI was officially rehabilitated as a heavy infantry formation, the unit continued to wear its naval emblems as a proud reminder.
- Römertage im Kohorten-Kastell Aalen, 23.-24.09.2000
Celtic auxiliary at left; and Legionnaire wearing arm protection adopted during the Dacian Wars
Round shield used by the Signifer
Vexillum of legio XI Claudia
View of the camp of legio XI Claudia
Civilian camp-followers of legio XI Claudia
Legio XI Claudia participates in several Roman encampments and historical battle simulations during the summer campaign season.