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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Band. A band of Roman soldiers consisted of the tenth part of a legion, called a "cohort;" it varied, according to the size of the legion, from 400 to 600 soldiers. Matthew 27:27; Acts 21:31, and elsewhere.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Band'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/b/band.html. 1893.