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Emperor Commodus

theancientwayoflife: “~Emperor Commodus. Marble. 180—192 CE. Vienna, Museum of Art History, Collection of Classical Antiquities (Kunsthistorisches Museum) ”

Roman officers, especially generals, wore the paludamentum, also known as the sagulum. It was a large, thick, quality cloak often decorated with a fringed border. It was pinned at the shoulder and was probably purple and designed with gold thread.

Commodus - as Hercules. The 18th Emperor of Rome. The first Emperor to be "born to the purple" - born to a sitting emperor. One of the worst emperors.