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Tesserarius

The Tesserarius was the guard sergent of a unit.  It was the Tesserarii who kept the "Watch word" for the day and also oversaw legionaries on watch.  In combat the Tesserarius would have fought with the Optio at the rear of the formation helping to keep order.  The Tesserarius would have been armed identically to the line soldier, with the possible exception of a wood staff for keeping order.
 
Helmet: Same Coolus style helmet as line soldier, typically thought to have carried a crest as a mark of rank, though these may have only been worn in formal parade situations.
  
Staff (Hastile): A means of discipline in training new troops and to keep troops in order on the march, though not typically used as a weapon, it is still a formidable item.
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