Rare Roman Legionary Bronze Scutum (Shield) Boss. Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.


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A large Roman Legionary or Cavalry bronze shield boss surviving from the 1st -2nd century A.D. The outer stepped flange with concentric incised rings retaining the four bronze attachment studs. The dome also has evidence of incised rings with some restoration and damage but is in good stable form. There are very small remnants of gilding to the outer edge. Museum quality and a exceptionally rare piece especially when retaining the original mounting studs and to survive in this condition. From a private 1920's British collection.

Mounted on stand. Diameter 20cm, Depth 7cm. Height on stand 29cm.