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25 Jul 2020 6:03 a.m. PST
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Asteroid X24 Jul 2020 10:24 p.m. PST

On the Shields of Romans there is the external spine for Republican shields.

Clearly this is for bracing the shield and giving it extra structural strength.

Is this spine wood? Or is it an extension of the metal boss over wood? Or?

I know most representations show this part painted the same colour as the shield facing.

Also, while on the subject of later Republican shields, are the metal edges steel or bronze?

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jul 2020 12:54 a.m. PST

It's a wooden spine.

The later metal edges are bronze.

GurKhan25 Jul 2020 8:01 a.m. PST

Wooden spine, as BRB says. See the Fayoum (kasr el-Harit) shield, which is either Roman or a Ptolemaic copy:

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Asteroid X25 Jul 2020 10:14 a.m. PST

Thank you!

Out of curiosity, what wood type was identified for those strips of laminated (ply) wood?

And a bit of google-fu and it was birch:

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