- Fully functional brass “lituus” in original size.
- Historically accurate
- Weight: 600 g or 1.3 pounds
- Length: 100 cm or 39.3 inches.
The Roman Tuba is an historically accurate Roman piece and made from Brass. Fully Functional. This is a reenactor's Roman brass tuba “lituus” in original size. This instrument was used for signals (from wake up calls to battle orders) in Roman legions from about 100 A.D. till 400 A.D. It is copied from an identical instrument found near a Roman castellum in Germany. Weight: 600 g or 1.3 pounds, length 100 cm or 39.3 inches.
The ancient lituus was an old Etruscan high-pitched brass instrument, which was bent at the end, similar to the Gallic carnyx. It was later used by the Romans, especially for processional music and as a signalling horn in the army.
It is copied from an identical instrument found near a Roman castellum in Germany.