SPQR Aquila

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The grand Roman eagle standard with the SPQR inscription. The eagle signifies Rome’s command and its resolve to broaden and safeguard its principles. Featuring SPQR underlines the republic’s significance and the role of citizenship within Roman identity.

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The Roman eagle standard

The Roman eagle standard, or "Aquila," was more than a military emblem for the legions of the Roman Empire; it symbolized the honor, spirit, and unity of its legion. Carrying the Aquila into battle was a great honor, considered the very heart of the military unit. This insignia not only embodied the emperor's presence on the battlefield but was also seen as a talisman of divine protection and victory.

The loss of an Aquila in battle was viewed as a monumental disaster, both militarily and from religious and moral standpoints. Such an event was not just seen as a defeat in combat, but also as a loss of divine favor, often leading to deep demoralization among troops. Recovering a lost standard became a matter of utmost priority, symbolizing the restoration of the legion's honor and morale. Historically, the recovery of a lost Aquila was cause for significant celebration and relief, while its loss could dishonor the entire legion, impacting the morale and cohesion of its members.

Therefore, the eagle standard was not just a physical object but a core of legionary identity and pride, whose loss had profound repercussions on the Roman military psyche, underscoring the importance of loyalty, bravery, and unity within the framework of Roman military discipline and structure.

Premium poster quality

Our focus on premium materials and precision in printing brings every detail of the artwork to life, ensuring a superior visual experience.

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Each poster is crafted to meet the high standards of museum-quality, ensuring longevity and aesthetic excellence.

Premium Japan Paper

We use only the finest Japanese premium paper, known for its superior texture and durability.


Our posters are printed on 189g/m² paper, striking the perfect balance between thickness and flexibility.

10.3 Thickness

At 10.3 mil, the thickness of our paper guarantees robustness, preventing wear and tear while maintaining a sleek appearance.