The Scutum, or shield, was the main form of body protection of the Roman soldiers. It served the purpose to deflect missiles targeted at the soldiers, as well as protect them from the impact of hand held weapons yielded at them. The shields large size allowed the soldiers to form a "tustudo'' or shield wall that could protect them during an advance. Made to Authentic perfection following expert guidance of various historians, experts, museum-curators and enthusiasts.
HI00167 Full Size 100 x 73 cm HI00166 Child Size 61 x 39 cm
Who Where The Roman Ninth Legion?
The Ninth Legion was one of the oldest and most feared units in the Roman army by the early 2nd century. They legendary Ninth Legion completely disappeared sometime after 108/9 AD and nobody knows why. Legend has it that the Ninth Legion embarked on its march against the Picta (a confederation of tribes located in modern day eastern and northern Scotland) and was totally annihilated! This then prompted Emperor Hadrian to build his famous wall from coast to coast between Roman Britain and Scotland.
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