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4Re: Republic scutum

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  • David
    Feb 21, 2008
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      --- In Romanshield@yahoogroups.com, "David" <dwills777@...> wrote:
      >
      > Greetings,
      > I've seen mostly curved sided Republic scuta, but on some
      gravestones,
      > the sides are parallel. Is there a certain time period, or is that
      one
      > of those things that were just variants during all eras? Naturally,
      it
      > would be a whole lot easier to make parallel sides than to
      manufacture
      > a curved sided anykind of shield.
      >
      > Also, I've seen among reenactors at least one version of a slightly
      > domed oval Republic scutum. Is that correct? How in the world would
      > one make one of those? (FTR, some of the Late Roman shields are said
      > to be oval and domed. How are they constructed?)
      >
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