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In the spoiler is a 200mm Bust which I will buy soon... The Centurion carries a Scutum ( rectangal shield). Here is the thing. Mostly we see the red shields with yellow thunderbolts and eagle wings. Hollywood and most books and artwork show this design. However I found this piece of info. Lest the soldiers in the confusion of battle should be separated from their comrades, every cohort had its shields painted in a manner peculiar to itself. The name of each soldier was also written on his shield, together with the number of the cohort and century to which he belonged. The boxart shows different designs also. Now, Is there anybody out there that can point me to more Historical Accurate Roman Scutum designs ( so not for the oval shields or cavalry diamond shields). For instance I would really like to know what colour and designs were used by the Spanish Legions Julius Ceasar commanded or the desgins that were used by Scipio's Legions? Or maybe Marc Anthony? I would appreciate any input about this.