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Standard Bearer's Parma Shield

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The Parma or Parmula was used by Roman Velites during the early Republican Period of Rome’s history. It was later replaced by the full length Scutum. It was mainly used by auxiliary and cavalry units but was also used by signifers (standard bearers) and gladiators.

Our Standard Bearer's Parma is of wooden construction and features brass edges and shield boss. It has a solid wooden handle and is hand-painted in an authentic period design. Great for re-enactment.

Diameter: 61cm
Shield Thickness: 1.5cm
Total Depth: 15cm
Circumference: 192cm
Weight: 2658g
Material: Wood, brass

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

Buy the Standard Bearer's Parma Shield with confidence from the UK’s leading Roman shield retailer.

SKU: AH6129
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In the early Roman Republican period, the parma was the type of shield that would have been used by the lowest ranks of soldiers. At that time, parma simply meant shield and could come in a variety of sizes and shapes. In later times, the form shown here evolved as a practical defence for the soldier who carried the standard, when carrying the more common scutum would have been awkward. Each legion carried a single standard, which was of extreme importance. Thus, the ability of the aquifer, the standard bearer, to defend himself was of paramount importance.

Buy the Standard Bearer's Parma Shield with confidence from the UK’s leading Roman shield retailer.

Buy the Standard Bearer's Parma Shield with confidence from the UK’s leading Roman shield retailer.

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BrandDeepeeka
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Diameter: 61cm
Shield Thickness: 1.5cm
Total Depth: 15cm
Circumference: 192cm
Weight: 2658g
Material: Wood, brass

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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