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    Default Re: Roman Shields - what colour and decorations did they really have ?

    Quote Originally Posted by katana View Post
    The only intact Roman Scutum was excavated at Dura Europus in well preserved condition. The color was red with gold decoration applied to the front. A picture of this shield appears on page 50 of The Roman Army by Peter Connolly. The construction is detailed and scaled at 1/10. The shape of the shield is more rectangular than the shape usually seen on toy soldiers. The correct size at 1/30 scale would be 25mm wide X 40mm tall and a depth of curvature of about 4mm.
    There's a picture of it here: jb


    https://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/5959
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