Lorica hamata Roman weapons #cingulum Symbol of the soldier status he never leaves it.  In fact a humiliating punishment inflicted by officers to the soldier was to wear his tunic without his military belt. The military belt or cingulum as the romans call it, is not only the essential accessory to carry sword and dagger, but it is much more.   The cingulum is also used to distribute the weight of the mail shirt on the hips. AERA roman legion main page

For these peoples, a flexible metal belt lined with leather is the symbol to the passage to adulthood among youngsters and their admission to the Warrior class.

The military belt Cingulum militiae Roman weapons