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The imaginifer was one of the signiferi in a legion in the times of the Roman Empire, who carried the imago—the image—of the emperor.[1]

The imaginifer was added to the ranks of the legions when the Imperial Cult was first established during the reign of Augustus.[citation needed] The image was a three-dimensional portrait made from beaten metal. It was carried only in the leading cohort.

See also


  1. ^ Yann Le Bohec (28 October 2013). The Imperial Roman Army. Routledge. pp. 46–. ISBN 978-1-135-95513-7.
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