- A Classic Roman Legion Scutum (Shield)
- Made from linen covered hardwood
- Classic Red and Yellow Roman Design
- measures approximately 48 inches tall and 30 inches wide
- center brass boss
This brass trimmed, broad oval-shape shield features a red face adorned with wavy and blocked yellow arrows, black points, and white winged horses flanking the sides of the brass boss. It is constructed of hardwood with linen covering, measuring approximately 48 inches tall and 30 inches wide.
Praetorians used the oval shield early in their history is guaranteed by the tombstone from Aquileia. They were in continuous use into the reign of Domitian (AD 81-96).
The oval scutum is depicted on the Altar of Domitius Ahenobarbus in Rome, the Aemilius Paullus monument at Delphi, and there is an actual example found at Kasr el-Harit in Egypt.