Sub-Roman Shield

Sub-Roman Shield

The shield was a warrior's first line of defense in battle.


Shields were made of wood. A silver boss was normally at the center and allowed for a handle on the other side. A leather strip over the front would have cushioned blows. The wealthy and the fortunate scavengers might have an iron-plated version.


Shields were not uniformly shaped or designed. However, they were consistently used by the British, Pictish, Irish, and Germanic peoples. They were often individually designed.

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