Roman Shields and Roman Scutums

The Roman shield was called a Scutum which is the Latin word for shield. The shape of the Roman shield was retangular and semi cylindrical. This curved shape would protect the Roman soldiers in the front and sides. Roman shields were used by the Roman Army to deflect missiles targeted at the soldiers, as well as protect them from the impact of hand held weapons yielded at them. As time went by Roman shields took more of an oval flat shape. Medieval Collectibles carries full sized and functional Roman shields of all types. Most of our Roman shields have a boss in the center with intricate designs coming from it.


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Wooden Roman Shield

Wooden Roman Shield

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.
AH-3853W
$189.00

Wooden Oval Roman Shield

Wooden Oval Roman Shield

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.
801068
$160.00

Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shield

Linen Covered Roman Wooden Shield

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.
AH-3853L
$243.00

Pugnum Shield

Pugnum Shield

This steel Pugnum Shield from the hit STARZ series Spartacus has an antique brass finish and an adjustable leather strap handle. The Romans used shields like this for thrusting. Our Pugnum Shield includes certificate of authenticity.
884508
$100.00

Embossed Brass Roman Shield Boss

Embossed Brass Roman Shield Boss

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.
AH-6755
$112.50

Blank Roman Scutum Shield

Blank Roman Scutum Shield

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.
AH-3853NP
$180.00

Roman Centurion Shield

Roman Centurion Shield

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.
AH-6711
$207.00

Republican Scutum

Republican Scutum

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.
AH-3877
$270.00

Dura Europos 3rd Century Legionary Scutum

Dura Europos 3rd Century Legionary Scutum

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.
AH-6718L
$333.00

Early Wooden Roman Lion Face Shield

Early Wooden Roman Lion Face Shield

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.
WS-97
$230.00

Praetorian Cavalry Wooden Shield

Praetorian Cavalry Wooden Shield

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.
AH-6710
$216.00

Round Steel Shield Boss

Round Steel Shield Boss

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.
AH-6754
$49.50

Roman Infantry Scutum

Roman Infantry Scutum

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.
AH-3997W
$216.00

Roman Arena Wooden Shield

Roman Arena Wooden Shield

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.
AH-3992W
$189.00

Roman Brass Shield Boss

Roman Brass Shield Boss

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.
AH-6752
$67.50

Wooden Leather Covered Roman Arena Shield

Wooden Leather Covered Roman Arena Shield

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.
AH-3992H
$321.75

Wooden Linen Covered Roman Arena Shield

Wooden Linen Covered Roman Arena Shield

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.
AH-3992L
$270.00

Roman Cavalier Shield

Roman Cavalier Shield

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.
AH-3998W
$216.00

Round Brass Shield Boss

Round Brass Shield Boss

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.
AH-6751
$63.00

Decorative Square Roman Shield Boss

Decorative Square Roman Shield Boss

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.
AH-6750
$99.00

Brass Square Roman Shield Boss

Brass Square Roman Shield Boss

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.
AH-6753
$67.50

Roman Republic Scutum

Roman Republic Scutum

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.
AH-6128
$270.00

Roman Laurel Scutum

Roman Laurel Scutum

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.
AH-6127
$270.00

Roman Scutum Shield Cover

Roman Scutum Shield Cover

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.
AH-3853CC
$67.50
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