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Plural of vexillum.
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These included several powerful images of the Crucifixion, but later he shied away from direct representation of the Cross, preferring to allude to it more obliquely, as in drawings of trees seen from his window at Harrow, such as the Vexilla Regis, now in Kettle's Yard in Cambridge.
Vexilla Regis, 1948, David Jones, graphite and watercolour on paper, 75x 55.2cm.
Many believe that, since the establishment of veteran colonies had stopped after Hadrian, any instances of such vexilla thereafter should indicate the presence of military garrisons rather than a military colony.