Roman Shields

Roman Shields

Even more-so than the Greeks before them, the Romans factored the use of their shields, also called scutum, into their military tactics quite heavily. And at Medieval Armour, we offer a number of traditional Roman shields, so much so that even an ancient Roman warrior would have come to us if he were looking for a good, sturdy shield to carry into battle. Originally, 'scutum' means shield in Latin, although over time the word became most often associated with the rectangular Roman shields and oval Roman shields that are used and favored by the Roman Legion and all its soldiers. Classic Roman shields were rarely plain and thus ours are rarely plain, often featuring bold designs that, once upon a time, would have historically referenced which branch of the Legion a soldier might have fought in. The Roman Legion was not the only group of Romans who used shields, however. Gladiators often found themselves using them as well, and so round arena shields were often common-place, especially when it came to fights in the gladiatorial pits. Roman shields tended to be made of both metal and wood and so we carry shields of both types, although metal shields were commonly used more by gladiators, while Roman wooden shields were carried by soldiers and legionaries. If you fancy yourself as a Roman soldier or legionary, then there's only one place to go to arm and armor yourself, especially when it comes to your functional Roman shield, and that place is Medieval Armour.

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Wooden Wooden Oval Roman Shield

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Wooden Oval Roman Shield

Wooden Oval Roman Shield
Item # 801068

We are excited to offer this wooden oval cavalry shield, which is covered front and back with leather. It has a black steel boss and gold leather wings and lightning on the face and arm straps on the back.
Price:  $176.00 

Pugnum Shield

Pugnum Shield
Item # 884508

This steel Pugnam Shield from the hit STARZ series Spartacus has an antique brass finish and an adjustable leather strap handle. The Romans used small shields like this for thrusting. Our Pugnum Shield includes certificate of authenticity.
Price:  $110.00 

Early Wooden Roman Lion Face Shield

Early Wooden Roman Lion Face Shield
Item # WS-97

The Early Wooden Roman Lion Face Shield takes the shape of a traditional roman shield, or scutum. This attractive shield was designed with two uses in-mind: use and decoration. Thus, the shield is not only attractive, but also rugged and functional.
Price:  $253.00 

Blank Roman Scutum Shield

Blank Roman Scutum Shield
Item # AH-3853NP

Among the Roman fighting forces, no shield was as preferred as the traditional rectangular scutum, and for good reason. It offered superior defensive capabilities. And with this Blank Roman Scutum Shield, you can take the time to create your very own.
Price:  $198.00 

Roman Republic Scutum

Roman Republic Scutum
Item # AH-6128

Perhaps one of the most iconic symbols of the Roman soldier was his shield, and this Roman Republic Scutum is a faithful reproduction of an impressively detailed Roman shield that any soldier might have carried, either into battle or home in parade.
Price:  $297.00 

Roman Laurel Scutum

Roman Laurel Scutum
Item # AH-6127

The classic symbol of the Roman laurel combines with the Roman scutum, a symbol of military might, to form an impressive display to show to your enemies. The message delivered by this Roman Laurel Scutum is unmistakably one of stalwart victory.
Price:  $297.00 

Roman Scutum Shield Cover

Roman Scutum Shield Cover
Item # AH-3853CC

It would be a shame for your Roman shield to see wear and tear when it was not in use. Better to cover it up and save it for the battle, we think. And to do so, we offer this Roman Scutum Shield Cover, for protecting your shield when it is idle.
Price:  $74.25 

Wooden Roman Shield

Wooden Roman Shield
Item # AH-3853W

Every soldier in the Roman army was expected to carry a shield. Like the Spartans before, the Romans tactics utilized shield-wall formations, creating almost impenetrable barriers made up of these impressive and iconic Wooden Roman Shields.
Price:  $207.90 

Embossed Brass Roman Shield Boss

Embossed Brass Roman Shield Boss
Item # AH-6755

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the center of the shield. This Embossed Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
Price:  $123.75 

Dura Europos 3rd Century Legionary Scutum

Dura Europos 3rd Century Legionary Scutum
Item # AH-6718L

So named because the original shield was found in the same-named ruins, the Dura Europos 3rd Century Legionary Scutum is a breath-taking recreation of a legionary shield that was originally found at the Roman outpost of Dura Europos, in Syria.
Price:  $366.30 

Republican Scutum

Republican Scutum
Item # AH-3877

This Republican Scutum is a classic piece of equipment that no self-respecting Roman soldier would ever be without. This shield is impressively large, and features a design reminiscent of Roman soldiers thanks to its red and yellow color scheme.
Price:  $297.00 

Roman Cavalier Shield

Roman Cavalier Shield
Item # AH-3998W

There are two types of shields that are almost universally associated with Roman legionaries. Of the two, this oval-shaped Roman Cavalier Shield was favored and used by some of Rome's finest warriors when they rode into battle on horseback.
Price:  $237.60 

Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shield

Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shield
Item # AH-3853L

Every soldier in the Roman army was expected to carry a shield. Like the Spartans before, the Romans tactics utilized shield-wall formations, creating almost impenetrable barriers made up of these iconic square Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shields.
Price:  $267.30 

Roman Centurion Shield

Roman Centurion Shield
Item # AH-6711

There are two types of shields that are almost universally associated with Roman legionaries. Of the two, this oval-shaped Roman Centurion Shield was favored and used by most centurions and praetorians during most of Rome's conflicts and battles.
Price:  $227.70 

Brass Square Roman Shield Boss

Brass Square Roman Shield Boss
Item # AH-6753

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the center of the shield. This Brass Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.
Price:  $74.25 

Praetorian Cavalry Wooden Shield

Praetorian Cavalry Wooden Shield
Item # AH-6710

Even a mounted soldier could benefit from a shield, although riding a horse did limit the style of shield available. This Praetorian Cavalry Wooden Shield provides protection through its size, while its shape makes it effective for use on horseback.
Price:  $237.60 

Roman Arena Wooden Shield

Roman Arena Wooden Shield
Item # AH-3992W

Carrying a shield like this Roman Arena Wooden Shield, the Roman soldiers utilized superior tactics to decimate their enemies, oftentimes forming a near-impenetrable shield-wall, just like the ferocious Spartans that came before them.
Price:  $207.90 

Round Steel Shield Boss

Round Steel Shield Boss
Item # AH-6754

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the center of the shield. This Round Steel Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
Price:  $54.45 

Wooden Linen Covered Roman Arena Shield

Wooden Linen Covered Roman Arena Shield
Item # AH-3992L

Carrying a shield like this Wooden Linen Covered Roman Arena Shield, the Roman soldiers utilized superior tactics to decimate their enemies, oftentimes forming a near-impenetrable shield-wall, just like the ferocious Spartans that came before them.
Price:  $297.00 

Decorative Square Roman Shield Boss

Decorative Square Roman Shield Boss
Item # AH-6750

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the center of the shield. This Decorative Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.
Price:  $108.90 

Roman Infantry Scutum

Roman Infantry Scutum
Item # AH-3997W

There are two types of shields that are almost universally associated with Roman legionaries. Of the two, this oval-shaped Roman Infantry Scutum was favored and used by the foot soldiers of Rome during the later years of the Roman Empire.
Price:  $237.60 

Round Brass Shield Boss

Round Brass Shield Boss
Item # AH-6751

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the center of the shield. This Round Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own round shields.
Price:  $69.30 

Wooden Leather Covered Roman Arena Shield

Wooden Leather Covered Roman Arena Shield
Item # AH-3992H

Carrying a shield like this Wooden Leather Covered Roman Arena Shield, the Roman soldiers utilized superior tactics to decimate their enemies, oftentimes forming a near-impenetrable shield-wall, just like the ferocious Spartans that came before them.
Price:  $353.93 

Roman Brass Shield Boss

Roman Brass Shield Boss
Item # AH-6752

A shield boss is a raised section, often made of metal, at the center of the shield with the purpose of deflecting blows away from the center of the shield. This Roman Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
Price:  $74.25 

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