Collection: Roman, Celtic & Greek shields

Scutum (Roman Shield)
The scutum was a type of shield used among Italic peoples in antiquity, and then by the army of ancient Rome starting about the fourth century BC. Originally it was an oblong and convex shield. By the first century BC it had developed into the rectangular, semi-cylindrical shield that is popularly associated with the scutum in modern times. This was not the only shield the Romans used; Roman shields were of varying types depending on the role of the soldier who carried it. Oval, circular and rectangular shields were used throughout Roman history. By the end of the 3rd century the rectangular scutum seems to have disappeared. Fourth century archaeological finds (especially from the fortress of Dura-Europos) indicate the subsequent use of oval or round shields which were not semi-cylindrical but were either dished (bowl-shaped) or flat. Roman artwork from the end of the 3rd century until the end of Antiquity show soldiers wielding oval or round shields. 

Scutum Dura Europos

Parma or Parmula (Roman Shield)
A parma or parmula (the diminutive of parma) was a type of round shield used by the Roman army, especially during the later period of imperial history since 3rd century. The parma was used by legionnaires in the early republican period of Rome's history, by the lowest class division of the army— the velites.
The parmula was the shield used by thraex gladiators. It was also used by the Roman vexillifers or flag bearers that carried the standard that marked the cohort, as well as by most early auxiliaries.

Shield 3rd Century

Aspis (Greek Hoplite Shield)
An aspis, sometimes also referred to as a hoplon, was the heavy wooden shield used by the infantry in various periods of ancient Greece.
An aspis was deeply dished and made primarily of wood. Some had a thin sheet of bronze on the outer face, often just around the rim. In some periods, the convention was to decorate the shield; in others, it was usually left plain. Probably the most famous aspis decoration is that of Sparta: a capital lambda (Λ), for Lacedaemon its alternative name.

Aspis, Hoplite Shield

Clipeus (Greek shield)
In the military of classical antiquity, a clipeus (Ancient Greek: ἀσπίς) was a large shield worn by the Greek hoplites and Romans as a piece of defensive armor, which they carried upon the arm, to secure them from the blows of their enemies. It was round in shape and in the middle was a bolt of iron, or of some other metal, with a sharp point. Clipeus was used by Romans during Roman Kingdom and early Republic but was replaced by legionary scutum, a convex rectangular shield in later Roman Republic.

Clipeus of Iupiter-Ammon
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  • Authentic replica - Spartan Lambda Aspis (Greek Hoplite shield)
    Authentic replica - Spartan Lambda Aspis (Greek Hoplite shield)
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    €199,90
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  • Authentic replica - Auxiliary Parma (round Roman shield)
    Authentic replica - Auxiliary Parma (round Roman shield)
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    €69,90
  • Authentic replica - Republican Scutum (Roman shield)
    Authentic replica - Republican Scutum (Roman shield)
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    €199,90
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    €199,90
  • Authentic replica - Scutum with steel Umbo (Roman shield)
    Authentic replica - Scutum with steel Umbo (Roman shield)
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    €229,90
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    €229,90
  • Authentic replica - Scutum "Dura Europos" (Roman shield)
    Authentic replica - Scutum
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    €219,90
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    €219,90