Oval shield - Roman Auxiliary shield bent wood.
Let's go into battle with the Roman Oval Shield!
Protective shield of the Roman auxiliaries
This replica of a protective shield of Roman auxiliaries is based on the relief depictions of the world-famous Trajan's Column in Rome. The Roman oval shield is depicted there in the context of Emperor Trajan's Dacian Wars as an essential part of the auxiliary units. Oval shields were used in the Roman army from the early times of the Kingdom and the Republic. Today, however, oval Roman shields are mainly associated with auxiliary units of the legions and late antique legionaries and other formations of Roman military.
Historical protection for young and old
The green-gold Roman oval shield is made of double-glued wood and can be put to ""combat use"" without any problems. The varnish has a high scratch resistance thanks to elaborate manufacturing methods. You can carry the Roman oval shield thanks to two retaining straps on the back extremely comfortable and safe.
- Shield height: approx. 49 cm
- Shield width: approx. 35 cm
- Roman oval shield
- Double glued wood
- Water-repellent thermal printing
Interesting facts about Roman oval shields
Oval shields were carried into the field by auxiliary units for the longest time. This served especially to better distinguish the different troop types, even at a distance. In the course of numerous army reforms, most of the Roman army of Late Antiquity wore oval shields. However, the period to which the offered shield is modeled refers to the end of the 1st century and the beginning of the 2nd century, meaning especially the Dacian Wars, whose battlefields are located in present-day Romania.
Warning: This toy does not provide protection.
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