- Square brass shield boss with central 'bubble'
- blackened reverse side
- pre-drilled mounting holes
- 8 1/2 x 8 1/2, Height: 2 1/2, weight: 14.1 oz
This square brass shield boss is the classic pattern for a Roman Legionnaire's Scutum. The reverse side has been blackened. It has pre-drilled holes to affix this boss to your Roman shield.
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 variation based upon A Lombard shield boss from northern Italy, 7th century (Metropolitan Museum of Art)