The Roman standard was the highest-ranking insignia of the Roman legions.
The aquila enjoyed the greatest reverence of all field insignia and its loss was considered the greatest possible disgrace to a troop, while the recovery of lost aquilae was celebrated as an important event. Thus the recovery of the three legionary eagles lost at the Battle of Varus was a goal of the Germanicus campaigns and the return by the Parthians of the legionary eagles lost at the Battle of Carrhae under Marcus Licinius Crassus is depicted on coins and on the breastplate of Augustus of Primaporta.
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