Praetorian Guard Scutum

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A representation of the Praetorian Guard’s Scutum, the shield carried by elite soldiers who guarded the Roman Emperor. Its sturdy rectangular form and unique patterns embody strength, loyalty, unity, and the strategic acumen of the Roman military. It acts as a visual cue of the critical role that defense and strategic prowess played in sustaining one of the mightiest empires in history.

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    The Roman Scutum

    The Roman Scutum, a large, curved shield, was a crucial component of the Roman Empire's military apparatus, essential for the legions' success and longevity. Made from wood and covered in leather or linen with metal edges, its design provided effective defense against projectiles and melee attacks, covering soldiers from head to knees.

    Beyond its role as mere weaponry, the Scutum was pivotal in combat formations, notably in the "testudo" or tortoise formation, where shields were positioned to protect soldiers from all sides, offering near impenetrable defense against enemy arrows and javelins. This highlighted the Roman army's discipline, training, military engineering, and strategic use of the Scutum.

    The Scutum became a symbol of Roman legions' identity and strength, embodying values of unity, mutual protection, and collective force. Its strategic battlefield use showcased Rome's advanced understanding of warfare and tactics, significantly contributing to the Empire's expansion and defense over the centuries.

    Premium poster quality

    Our focus on premium materials and precision in printing brings every detail of the artwork to life, ensuring a superior visual experience.

    Museum Quality

    Each poster is crafted to meet the high standards of museum-quality, ensuring longevity and aesthetic excellence.

    Premium Japan Paper

    We use only the finest Japanese premium paper, known for its superior texture and durability.


    Our posters are printed on 189g/m² paper, striking the perfect balance between thickness and flexibility.

    10.3 Thickness

    At 10.3 mil, the thickness of our paper guarantees robustness, preventing wear and tear while maintaining a sleek appearance.