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****  AQUILAS / EAGLE SCULPTURES & STANDARD FINIALS ****

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**** EAGLE SCULPTURES & FLAG FINIALS and MUSEUM-QUALITY REPLICA ROMAN FLAGS / STANDARDS ****

The Eagle (Aquila) represented the power of Rome and the Honor of the Legions.

The ancient Roman soldiers worshipped their military standards.  The Eagle (Aquila) was the most important of the standards.  To lose the Legion's eagle was the utter disgrace for the soldiers and officers.  Why was the eagle so important?

In Roman myth and religion, the eagle was the bird of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, who was the king of the gods.  His power was the legal right to rule as a just ruler.  His was the supreme “Imperium”.  Jupiter embodied Rome’s legal right to rule the other nations of the empire.

The Roman Empire was of course conquered by the brutal force of the Roman Legions. However, military force is not enough to rule.  The Romans needed a divine legal right to conquer other nations.  The symbol of Jupiter,  the Eagle, was a constant reminder of this special right of the Roman Legions to conquer.  It made their wars, just wars. Their deeds, rightful deeds. “Jupiter wills it”.

To lose the Legion's Eagle was to lose the right to conquer, in effect causing honorable Roman soldiers to become nothing more than a band of illegal killers and looters.

The Eagle as the symbol of the “Imperator”.

  All this was fine and just from a religious and legal point of view of Roman law.  Nevertheless, to conquer an empire you needed powerful armies and powerful leaders to sustain and command them.  The only living Roman who had the economical and political power to do this was the Roman Emperor.   He had been granted the “Imperium”, the legal right to rule the Roman world.  He became the living Jupiter on earth.

Therefore, the eagle was not only the symbol of the immortal ruler of the Romans, Jupiter, but also the symbol of his mortal counterpart, the Emperor.  By giving the Legions their Eagles, the Emperor placed the Legions under his command.  The Legions were fighting the Emperor’s battles, because he alone had the right to wage a just war.  The Eagle was a constant reminder for the soldiers that their battles were just and a constant reminder of their godlike supreme commander in Rome.

To lose the Legions Eagle therefore was to lose the legal right to fight and an insult to the Imperial Ruler.  An Emperor without his Legion's Eagles was symbolically powerless.

The Romans venerated power. This could be an immortal power or a mortal power. The fact that a god or a human being had some kind of power gave him a right to veneration.  A powerless god was not worth venerating.  A powerful man was.  If the powers of a mortal man were as large as the powers of an immortal god, that superman was venerated like a god.  And so were his power symbols.  The eagle was the power symbol of the Emperor, the mortal Jupiter on earth.  His practical and legal power to rule was venerated by his loyal troops. They venerated the powers of their supreme commander by venerating his Eagle.  (Text provided by a Roman Reenactment Group of Europe).

~ Roman Standards and Aquilas / Eagles Currently being Posted on this Site ~

~ These Eagles are part of a 30-year Collection ~ Some are quite Rare and Hard-to-Find ~

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RARE, ANTIQUE, SOLID BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style EAGLE / AQUILA STANDARD FINIAL for Mounting on top of Standard / Flag  ~ ITEM # rom-036 ~  This Roman Style Standard Finial & Several Others are Posted within this Room with Additional Photos Provided ~ See Below ~

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OLD, SOLID BRASS, EAGLE / AQUILA FINIAL for Mounting on top of Standard / Flag  ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/2 inch wide wing span x 5-3/4 inches high ~ mx-83 ~ ITEM # rom-001 ~ ($75.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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VINTAGE, SOLID BRASS, EAGLE SCULPTURE ~ Measuring Approximately 9-1/2 inches wide x 5 inches high x 6-3/8 inches deep ~ Weighing almost 3 Lbs. ~ mx-52 ~ ITEM # rom-003 ~ ($75.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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VINTAGE, SOLID BRASS, EAGLE SCULPTURE ~ (Exact Mate to Above Eagle) ~ Measuring Approximately 9-1/2 inches wide x 5 inches high x 6-3/8 inches deep ~ Weighing almost 3 Lbs. ~ mx-52 ~ ITEM # rom-004 ~ ($75.) ~  Photos Provided Soon / Upon Request ~

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FANTASTIC, VINTAGE, BRASS EAGLE SCULPTURE with Great Detail ~ Measuring Approximately  11-3/4 inches high x 5-3/4 inch wide wing span x 5-5/8 inches deep ~ mx-73 ~  ITEM # rom-007 ~ ($95.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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MAGNIFICENT, VINTAGE, BRASS AQUILA / EAGLE FLAG / STANDARD FINIAL for Mounting on top of Standard / Flag ~ (with Great Detail) ~ Measuring Approximately 7-3/4 inch wide wing span x 9-1/4 inches high x 5-1/4 inches deep ~ ITEM # rom-008 ~ ($95.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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RARE, ANTIQUE / VINTAGE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGEND Style AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD / FLAG FINIAL ~ Representing a Roman General's Desk Top Decoration by being Mounted on a Brass Claw Footed Wood & Marble Base ~ Measuring Approximately 7 inches x 5-1/4 inches high on Base ~ Eagle Measures Approximately 5-1/2 inches x 4 inches x 2-1/4 inches deep ~ Eagle can easily be dismounted if desired) ~ mx-06 ~ ITEM # rom-009 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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QUITE RARE, ANTIQUE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD / FLAG FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/4 inches x 4 inches deep x 5-3/8 inches high ~ ITEM # rom-014 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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BEAUTIFUL, VINTAGE, BRASS EAGLE / AQUILA Mounted on a Circular Brass Base ~ Measuring Approximately 7-1/8 inches high x 4 inch wide wing span x 3-5/8 inches deep ~ mx-32 ~ ITEM # rom-015 ~ ($75.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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VINTAGE, BRASS, AQUILA / EAGLE SCULPTURE FLAG / STANDARD FINIAL for Mounting on top of Standard / Flag ~ Measuring Approximately 6-3/4 inch wide wing span x 6-1/4 inches high x 2-3/4 inches deep ~ ITEM # rom-018 ~ ($95.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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RARE, ANTIQUE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD / FLAG FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/2 inches wide x 4-1/2 inches high x 2-1/2 inches deep ~ mx-09 ~ ITEM # rom-019 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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OLD, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE CARVED WOOD SCULPTURE ~ Measuring Approximately 4-1/2 inches high x 3 inches high x 1-3/4 inches ~ mx-52 ~ ITEM # rom-020 ~ ($75.) ~  Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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RARE, ANTIQUE or VINTAGE BRONZE, ROMAN EMPEROR'S or GENERAL'S Style ROMAN LEGEND AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD / FLAG FINIAL - Topping a Roman Emperor's / General's Aquila Standard made from Quality, "Blood-Red" Cloth ~ that is Embossed with Roman Emperor's / General's style Eagle & Wreath with "SPQR" (beneath), with Heavy Gold Colored Thread ~ Bottom of the Flag is further Decorated with 1-1/2 long Coiled Gold Colored Fringe ~ Individual, Old Bronze Merit Tokens are strung hanging down from the Brass Standard Support Rod, bordering the fabric Flag on both sides ~ Eagle & Standard Measures Approximately 30 inches long (as Shown in Photo Above) ~ Eagle Measures Approximately 7 inches wide x 7 inches high x 2 inches deep with an Approximately 1 inch diameter on bottom of Eagle for Mounting on a Standard Pole (as Shown Below by the 7th Photo Below) ~ mx-003 ~ ITEM # rom-021 ~ ($350.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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HUGE, VINTAGE, SOLID BRASS, EAGLE on GLOBE SCULPTURE ~ Measuring Approximately 20 inches wide x 25 inches high x 9 inches deep ~ Weighing over 11 Lbs. ~ mx-021 ~ ITEM # rom-027 ~ ($195.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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RARE, ANTIQUE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD / FLAG FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/2 inches wide x 4-1/2 inches high x 2 inches deep ~ mx-05 ~ ITEM # rom-036 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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HEAVY, ANTIQUE / VINTAGE, BRONZE / BRASS, ROMAN LEGION Style STANDING AQUILA / EAGLE ~ Weighing almost 4 Lbs. ~ Measuring 8 inches high x 6 inches wide x 4 inches deep ~ mx-92 ~ ITEM # rom-037 ~ ($95.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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VINTAGE, BRASS, EAGLE SCULPTURE ~ Mounted on Oak Platform Base ~  Eagle Measures Approximately 7 inch wide wing span x 10-1/2 inches high x 6 inches deep ~ Base Measures 8-5/8 inches x 4 inches x 7/8 inch ~ mx-64 ~ ITEM # rom-039 ~ ($95.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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RARE, ANTIQUE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD / FLAG FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/2 wide inches x 4 inches high ~ mx-37 ~ ITEM # rom-040 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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RARE, ANTIQUE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD / FLAG FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/2 inches high mounted on Connector ~ Eagle Measures Approximately 4-1/2 wide inches x 4-1/4  inches high ~ mx-26 ~ ITEM # rom-041 ~ ($195.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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RARE, ANTIQUE, Copper Toned BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 3-1/8 inches wide x 3-1/4 inches deep x 2-1/8 inches high ~ mx-46 ~ ITEM # rom-043 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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ANTIQUE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE perched on Coil of Lightning / Thunder Bolts ~ BREASTPLATE EMBLEM ~ Measuring Approximately 5 inches wide x 4 inches high ~ mx-05 ~ ITEM # rom-061 ~ ($150.) ~  Additional Photo Provided Below ~

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ANTIQUE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE perched on Coil of Lightning / Thunder Bolts ~ BREASTPLATE EMBLEM ~ Measuring Approximately 5 inches wide x 4 inches high ~ mx-02 ~ ITEM # rom-062 ~ ($150.) ~  (Note: The Three (3) Stud Rivets can easily be removed if desired) ~ Additional Photo Provided Below ~

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RARE, ANTIQUE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD / FLAG FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/2 inches wide x 4-1/4 inches high ~ mx-29 ~ ITEM # rom-074 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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VINTAGE, BRASS EAGLE Landing on Branch ~ Measuring Approximately 13-1/8 inch Wingspan x 8-1/2 inches high x 6 inches deep ~ ITEM # ow-108 ~ ($75.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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HUGE, MAJESTIC, ULTRA-MAGNIFICENT, VINTAGE, SOLID BRASS AQUILA / EAGLE SCULPTURE ~ Mounted on a Polished Granite / Marble Base ~ This Incredible Eagle Sculpture is Intricately Detailed from every angle ~ Weighing 9 Lbs. ~ Measuring a Full 13 inch wide wing span x 13-1/4 inches high x 7 inches deep ~ mx-69 ~ ITEM # rom-132 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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QUITE RARE, ANTIQUE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/2 inches x 4-3/4 inches deep x 2-1/4 inches high ~ mx-05 ~ ITEM # rom-134 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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RARE, ANTIQUE, GILDED BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION Style AQUILA / EAGLE STANDARD FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/4 inches x 4-3/8 inches deep x 1-3/4 inches high ~ mx-42 ~ ITEM # rom-135 ~ ($150.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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BEAUTIFUL, VINTAGE, BRASS AQUILA / EAGLE SCULPTURE ~ Measuring Approximately 3-3/4 inches high x 5-3/4 inch wide wing span x 2 inches deep ~ ITEM # rom-141 ~ ($75.) ~ Additional Photo Provided Below ~

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BEAUTIFUL, VINTAGE, BRASS AQUILA / EAGLE SCULPTURE Mounted on Wooden Pyramid Base ~ Measuring Approximately 3-1/2 inches high x 2-7/8 inch wide wing span x 1-1/2 inches deep ~ mx-21 ~ ITEM # rom-142 ~ ($45.) ~ Additional Photo Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, BRONZE / BRASS, AQUILA / EAGLE FLAG FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/4 inches x 3-1/2 inches x 1-1/4 inches, with 5/8 inch Fitter Post ~ mx-23 ~ ITEM # mi-322 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, BRONZE, AQUILA / EAGLE FLAG FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/4 inches x 3-1/4 inches x 1-1/4 inches, with 3/4 inch Fitter Post ~ mx-83 ~ ITEM # mi-323 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~ 

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Additional Eagles to be Listed Here Soon

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