Germanic shield, 1st-3rd century A.D.
The Germanic shield was very most important defensive weapon, especially among the early Germanic before the migration period. Since most of the Germanic warriors could afford neither a helmet nor a chain mail hauberk, the shield offered them not only protection in the battle, it could be used as an offensive weapon as well. Many shields were found by the archaeologists in the Hjortspring bog in Denmark. Very common were the hexagon shields like the one, but some had oval shape. They were made of wood and had an umbo resembling La-Tene umbos. The Germanic shields were painted in by various war colours. We can paint this shield after your own individual template on request.
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