- Round mirror polished, brass shield boss
- blackened back
- pre-drilled mounting holes
- Diameter: 8 1/4"
- Height: 2 1/2
- weight: 8.2 oz
This round highly polished, Roman shield boss is made of brass. The reverse side has been blackened. It has pre-drilled holes to affix this boss to your Roman shield. Diameter: 8 1/4, Height: 2 1/2, weight: 8.2 oz
To date, the archeological evidence indicates that the boss was circular in shape and made of iron. Early examples of the 5th through the 7th centuries were carinated.
A Lombard shield boss from northern Italy, 7th century (Metropolitan Museum of Art)