Re: [Romanshield] Re: Shield Colour
- There are a couple units in Europe that use blue and another that uses green for their scuta.Matt Lanteigne----- Original Message -----From: Paul GravesSent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 11:16 AMSubject: [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.
> 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?
> Paul Graves
> [apologies if this is an obvious question - i'm subject newbie!]