• Historical Clothing
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By Crusader1307

Another form of Roman military clothing, The Paenula was akin to the modern Poncho. A circular cut shaped covering, it was worn over the head and soldiers as a way of protecting one's self from the rain and wind. Often made with an attached hood, The Paenula was seen around the 3rd Century. Some were one piece while later versions began to feature wooden toggles in the front for fastening the garment together. Late Roman Cavalry favored The Paenula due to it's non-restricting style when on horseback.