The most common Roman shield was called a scutum, the Latin word for shield. The Roman scutum was constructed in a rectangular and semi-cylindrical design. This curved shape would protect Roman soldiers along the front and sides. Roman shields were used by legionnaires to deflect ranged weapons like spears and to protect them in close combat. As time went by, Roman oval shields began to be used as well by foot soldiers and cavalry troops. We carry excellent decorative and functional Roman shields in various shapes and sizes. Many of these legionnaire shields, centurion shields, and gladiator shields display intricate artwork showing laurels, wings, scorpions, and other symbols. We also carry Roman shield bosses that can provide additional detail to your metal or wooden shield.
The Antique Copper Shield Boss adds extra defense and historical style to reenactment and prop shields. The round boss has a raised center surrounded by a wide edge with small round cut-outs for easier attaching to your shield.
Among the Roman fighting forces, no shield was as preferred as the traditional scutum, and for good reason. It offered superior defensive capabilities. With this Blank Roman Scutum Shield, you can take the time to create your very own.
Accent your shield with the Brass Shield Boss for historical style and defensive capability. This round shield boss has a raised center for better deflecting blows. Holes dot the wide rim for more easily attaching to a larger shield.
So named because the original shield was found in the same-named ruins, the Dura Europos 3rd Century Legionary Scutum is a recreation of a legionary shield that was originally found at the Roman outpost of Dura Europos, in Syria.
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Embossed Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
Every soldier in the Roman army was expected to carry a shield. Like the Spartans before, the Romans tactics utilized shield-wall formations, creating impenetrable barriers made up of these iconic Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shields.
This Republican Scutum is a piece of equipment that no self-respecting Roman soldier would ever be without. This shield is large, and features a design reminiscent of Roman soldiers thanks to its red and yellow color scheme.
A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the shield. This Roman Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
Roman legionaries utilized shield-wall formations in battle. Shields like this Roman Legion Scutum allowed them to create almost impenetrable barriers. These shields evolved from circular shapes in order to offer more protection.
It would be a shame for your Roman shield to see wear and tear when it was not in use. Better to cover it up and save it for the battle. To do so, we offer this Roman Scutum Shield Cover, for protecting your shield when it is idle.
We are excited to offer the Wooden Oval Roman Shield, which is covered front and back with leather. Gold leather wings and lightning decorate its face, surrounding the blackened steel boss secured to its center.
Every soldier in the Roman army was expected to carry a shield. Like the Spartans before, the Romans tactics utilized shield-walls, creating almost impenetrable barriers made up of these impressive and iconic Wooden Roman Shields.
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