Deepeeka Praetorian Signa
Every roman reenacter knows very well Deepeeka because
of his very low prices compared with a quality that is usually acceptable.
This standard is provided by the french web site armae.com, and no documentation related to the
original is provided. We suppose this to be a replica of the praetorian signa from the
tomb of Marco Pompeo.
Pic. 1 - The items received
All the items received are shown in the
pic. 1. No wooden shaft is provided and everything must be assembled.
All the iron pieces arrived rusty, and some solderings of the brass images
Pieces are made of brass 1mm of thickness definitely mass produced and not
Comparison with the supposed original gives a sensation of a total
inaccuracy, with the exception of the five coronae that are acceptable,
even if they have evidences of soldering. All the other images reproduced
are of very low quality. The worst piece is the supposed Victory
that has a visible indian (?) sword, definitely not roman, and also totally different
from the one on the sculpture.
Pic. 2 - Click on each image to see the enlarged picture.
All the pieces have on the back a soldered tongue for the wooden shaft.
In the image below is also evident that the diameter of the holes of the
two iron handles are not the same of the brass pieces. The worst is that
also the five coronae have different diameter. This means that many
adjustements are required in order to be able to assemble all the pieces.
The item is very inaccurate and requires too many adjustements to be
assembled. The price varies from 140 to 200 euros, too much for the
Historical accuracy (comparison with the original):
Price: 140-200 Euro
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