1C AD- Roman Scutum- Battle Worn Shields

The scutum, from the Latin term for “shield” was the iconic large Roman shield used by the soldiers in a Roman legion.
These Battle Worn Square Scutum are typical of the Roman Legions from the 1st Century AD.
A scutum was typically red in color, as red was the color of the Roman god of war, Mars. It was decorated with an iconic image such as a winged eagle to represent victory and lightning bolts, the scuta (plural for scutum) provided essential protection and were a vital reason for the military successes of ancient Rome.
Our Battle Worn Scutum measure 58cm X 106cm overall size.