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The only preserved Roman scutum

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The only surviving Roman scutum from Dura-Europos in Syria
The only preserved Roman scutum

In the picture the only preserved scutum – a Roman shield, used by Roman legionaries. It was found flattened, in thirteen pieces, without umbo. The paintings on the shield show: an eagle with a laurel wreath, winged Victoria and a lion.

The find is dated to the middle of the 3rd century CE. It comes from Dura-Europos on the Euphrates.

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