Roman Shields, Scutum Shields and Roman Wooden Shields by Medieval Armour Roman Shields, Scutum Shields and Roman Wooden Shields by Medieval Armour
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.
Wooden Oval Roman ShieldWooden Oval Roman Shield
Price: $176.00
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, is decorated with gold leather wings and lightning on the face, and has arm straps on the back.
Price: $176.00
Blank Roman Scutum Shield
Price: $188.10
Item #AH-3853NP
Among the Roman fighting forces, no shield was as preferred as the traditional scutum, and for good reason. It offered superior defensive capabilities. With this Blank Roman Scutum Shield, you can take the time to create your very own.
Price: $188.10
Item #WS-97
The Early Wooden Roman Lion Face Shield takes the shape of a traditional roman shield, or scutum. This shield was designed with use and decoration in mind. Thus, the shield is not only attractive but also rugged and functional.
Price: $253.00
Roman Republic Scutum
Price: $297.00
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 a detailed Roman shield that any soldier might have carried, either into battle or home in parade.
Price: $297.00
Roman Laurel Scutum
Price: $297.00
Item #AH-6127
The 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 victory.
Price: $297.00
Republican Scutum
Price: $297.00
Item #AH-3877
This Republican Scutum is a piece of equipment that no self-respecting Roman soldier would ever be without. This shield is large, and features a design reminiscent of Roman soldiers thanks to its red and yellow color scheme.
Price: $297.00
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. To do so, we offer this Roman Scutum Shield Cover, for protecting your shield when it is idle.
Price: $74.80
Wooden Roman ShieldWooden Roman Shield
Price: $207.90
Item #AH-3853W
Every soldier in the Roman army was expected to carry a shield. Like the Spartans before, the Romans tactics utilized shield-walls, creating almost impenetrable barriers made up of these impressive and iconic Wooden Roman Shields.
Price: $207.90
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 shield. This Embossed Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
Price: $124.30
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 impenetrable barriers made up of these iconic Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shields.
Price: $277.20
Roman Cavalier Shield
Price: $237.60
Item #AH-3998W
There are two types of shields that are 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
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 recreation of a legionary shield that was originally found at the Roman outpost of Dura Europos, in Syria.
Price: $366.30
Roman Centurion Shield
Price: $227.70
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 conflicts and battles.
Price: $227.70
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 shield. This Brass Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.
Price: $74.80
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 an impenetrable shield-wall, just like the Spartans that came before them.
Price: $354.20
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, while its shape makes it effective for use on horseback.
Price: $237.60
Item #AH-3992L
Carrying a shield like this Wooden Linen Covered Roman Arena Shield, the Roman soldiers utilized superior tactics to defeat their enemies, oftentimes forming a near-impenetrable shield-wall, just like the Spartans that came before them.
Price: $297.00
Roman Infantry Scutum
Price: $237.60
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 years of the Roman Empire.
Price: $237.60
Round Steel Shield Boss
Price: $57.20
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 shield. This Round Steel Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
Price: $57.20
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 shield. This Decorative Square Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own shields.
Price: $108.90
Round Brass Shield Boss
Price: $73.70
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 shield. This Round Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own round shields.
Price: $73.70
Roman Arena Wooden Shield
Price: $207.90
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
Roman Brass Shield Boss
Price: $74.80
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 shield. This Roman Brass Shield Boss is perfect piece to mount on your own rounded shields.
Price: $74.80