Archeologists have unearthed what they say are the only existing insignia belonging to Roman Emperor Maxentius -- precious objects buried to protect them after Maxentius was defeated by his rival Constantine at the battle of Milvian Bridge in AD 321. Some of the objects are believed to be the bases for the emperor’s standards -- rectangular or triangular flags, Italian officials said Wednesday.
Roman imperial insignia uncovered
From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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12:00 AM, Dec. 14, 2006