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This ring is part of my new series of pieces inspired by historical shield forms. Made of darkened sterling silver with brass studs, it was inspired by the curved, rectangular shields carried by soldiers in ancient Roman legions.

This type of shield offered almost full body protection. Legionaries could tightly overlap their shields to create "the tortoise formation", the perfect protection from missile and arrow attacks.

scutum ring
Scutum Ring
silver, brass
1 1/2" x 1/2"