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A tesserarius (

See also

  1. ^ Caesar's Civil War, Adrian Goldsworthy, Page 20
  2. ^


Tesserary pay was one and a half times (sesquiplicarii) that of the standard legionary pay.

. optiones in modern armies and acted as seconds to the non-commissioned officer (Wilkes, 1972). They held a position similar to that of a centuria to each tesserarius and were responsible for getting the watchwords from the commander and seeing that it was kept safe. There was one [2][1]

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