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Roman Shields There were many kinds of Roman shields used by legionaries (soldiers). Earlier on they were oval and flat, but at the time of the invasion of Britain (AD43) most were rectangular and curved, like part of a cylinder.

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Legionaries were trained to bash their opponent with the boss of their scutum (shield), knocking them off balance, before follwing with a thrust of the gladius (short sword) up into the ribcage. It was a highly efficient steamroller tactic which ensured many Roman victories.

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Roman Shield ~ "The winged sun is a symbol associated with divinity, royalty and power in the Ancient Near East (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Persia" --wikipedia

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from Hobbycraft Blog

How to Make a Roman Shield

How to make a Roman Shield #Roman #History #Shield #Schoolproject

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