Pharsalus was enlisted to Legio XIV Aegyptia when he was 16 years of age following new roman military reforms. His father and mother were so proud of him that they gathered together money to buy him a personal plumed helmet.
A legionaires equipment was standardized and supplied by the state, but the soldiers could supplement or exchange these with things they purchased on their own. This was his first step in the journey to being a grizzled, decorated war veteran with a decade of battles under his belt.
This is an old comission i got from palavenmoons years ago but i found it again. she is very lovely.