Roman Shields

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.
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Antique Copper Shield Boss

Item # HW-700068
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.
$18.00

Blank Roman Scutum Shield

Item # AH-3853NP
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.
$171.00

Brass Shield Boss

Item # HW-700070
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.
$33.00

Brass Square Roman Shield Boss

Item # AH-6753
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 Brass Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.
$68.00

Decorative Square Roman Shield Boss

Item # AH-6750
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 Decorative Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.
$99.00

Dura Europos 3rd Century Legionary Scutum

Item # AH-6718L
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.
$333.00

Embossed Brass Roman Shield Boss

Item # AH-6755
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.
$113.00

Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shield

Item # AH-3853L
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.
$252.00

Praetorian Cavalry Wooden Shield

Item # AH-6710
Even a mounted soldier could benefit from a shield, although riding a horse did limit the style of shield available. This Praetorian Cavalry Wooden Shield provides protection, while its shape makes it effective for use on horseback.
$216.00

Republican Scutum

Item # AH-3877
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.
$270.00

Roman Arena Wooden Shield

Item # AH-3992W
Carrying a shield like this Roman Arena Wooden Shield, the Roman soldiers utilized superior tactics to decimate their enemies, oftentimes forming a near-impenetrable shield-wall, just like the ferocious Spartans that came before them.
$189.00

Roman Brass Shield Boss

Item # AH-6752
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.
$68.00