Scutum Cover

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Scutum Cover, Cotton
SKU: AH3853CC
UPC: 680596063872
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Product Detail



Product Name: Scutum Cover, Cotton
SKU: AH3853CC
UPC: 680596063872


Construction:


Features

  • Inspired from the collection at Royal Armouries in The Tower of London.
  • a cover for a Roman scutun
  • white field with red detailing

Description

This scutum (shield) cover is designed to cover and protect a Roman shield known as a scutum. It has a white field with red detailing

Historical Period

early Roman Empire approximately 2nd century

Inspiration

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. Gradually the scutum evolved into the rectangular (or sub-rectangular) type of the early Roman Empire.