An Iron shield boss/umbo and the handle of the shield Roman period For Sale
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An Iron shield boss/umbo and the handle of the shield Roman period:
A Iron umbo and the handle of the shield
Roman period of the 1st to 4th century ADThe Shield boss provided an opening for the hand to protect it, as well as a solid area for knocking into the enemy. A handle would normally have ran on the inside in a horizontal direction, allowing for the left hand to hold the shield while the right carried the sword.
Exceptionally good condition
Measurements :Diameter 14.5 cmHeight 12 cm