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The Equestrian Order is the Plebeian nobility. These are Plebeians who have ennobled themselves by entering the Senate. Also referred to as the Equites, or Knights. In Roman antiquity, these were the wealthy, landed Plebeian merchant class granted a "Public Horse" by the State so they could act as the Republic's cavalry. Anyone below this rank should not have any purple in their costume at all. Purple was reserved for the nobility. Equestrians wore a slim (one inch width) purple stripe (clavus) down the right of their tunics (front and back) to signify their noble status. Optionally, Equestrians may wear a plain gold ring, which was another historical requisite of their rank. By the time you reach the status of Equestrian, if not before, you should have a toga for formal occasions.

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