Roman Scutum/sheild

The Scutum was a curved oval shield made from two sheets of wood glued together and covered with canvas and leather, usually with a spindle shapes boss along the vertical length of the shield. It could be considered a body shield, and was extremely heavy (10 kg).

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The Romans sheild was used to defend them self and there formation and so we know about the scutum.

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