Oval Shield - Roman Auxiliary Shield, bent from wood
Into battle with the Roman oval shield!
Shield of the Roman auxiliary troops
This replica of a protective shield of Roman auxiliary troops is based on the relief depictions of the world-famous Trajan Column in Rome. The Roman oval shield is depicted there in the context of the Dacian Wars of Emperor Trajan as an essential part of the Auxiliary units. Oval shields were already used in the Roman army in the early days of the Kingdom and Republic. Nowadays, however, oval Roman shields are mainly used to connect auxiliary troops of the legions and late antique legionnaires and other units of the Roman military.
Historical protection for young and old
The green-gold Roman oval shield is made of double-glued wood and can be used for "combat" without any problems. The lacquering has a high scratch resistance thanks to elaborate manufacturing methods. The Roman oval shield can be worn very comfortably and safely thanks to two straps on the back.
- Shield height: approx. 49 cm
- Shield width approx. 35 cm
- Roman oval shield
- double-bonded wood
- Water repellent thermal printing
- German production
Interesting facts about roman oval shields
Oval shields were led into the field by Auxiliary units for the longest time. This was especially useful for better differentiation between the different types of troops, even at a distance. In the course of numerous army reforms, the majority of the Roman army of late antiquity carried oval shields. The period of time, which the offered shield is based on, however, refers to the end of the 1st and the beginning of the 2nd century and means especially the Dacian Wars, whose battlefields are located in today's Romania.
Attention: This toy offers no protection.
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