Product Name: Scutum Cover, Cotton
- Inspired from the collection at Royal Armouries in The Tower of London.
- a cover for a Roman scutun
- white field with red detailing
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
early Roman Empire approximately 2nd century
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.