The Roman Army A to Z: aquila

aquila (f. pl. aquilae)

The legionary eagle standard, made of silver or gold, and carried by the aquilifer, who was a member of the first cohort of the legion. Tac., Ann. 1.39; Cass. Dio 40.18; AE 1993, 1571. See also natalis aquilae [Bishop and Coulston 2006]