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Re: [Romanshield] Re: Shield Colour

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  • Matt Lanteigne
    There are a couple units in Europe that use blue and another that uses green for their scuta. Matt Lanteigne ... From: Paul Graves To:
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      There are a couple units in Europe that use blue and another that uses green for their scuta.
       
      Matt Lanteigne
       
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      Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 11:16 AM
      Subject: [Romanshield] Re: Shield Colour

      No full colour roman shield catalogs found in Pompeii then?

      --- In Romanshield@ yahoogroups. com, David Wills <dwills777@. ..> wrote:
      >
      > I think the short answer to your question is, "Nobody knows for
      sure."  All we do know is that there were quite a few shield designs,
      and some of the found ones are surely painted with a red background.
      >  
      > DemTex
      >
      > Saepe veritas est dura.
      > ---M. Demetrius Abicio
      >
      > --- On Thu, 11/20/08, Paul Graves <cyteen02@.. .> wrote:
      >
      > From: Paul Graves <cyteen02@.. .>
      > Subject: [Romanshield] Re: Shield Colour
      > To: Romanshield@ yahoogroups. com
      > Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008, 9:07 AM
      >
      >
      > So does this mean, as far as is known, Roman infantry always used red
      > for their shield base colour? It's not something that changed over
      > time, or as the army evolved, or as new legions were formed?
      >
      > Thanks
      > Paul Graves
      >
      > [apologies if this is an obvious question - i'm subject newbie!]

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