The decoration on this boss is etched into the steel to create a 3D texture. Based on a find in the river Tyne and thought to be from the 2nd century.
The boss was originally designed to deflect blows from the centre of round shields, though they also provided a place to mount the shield's grip. A boss provides a significant advantage for deflecting blows when using a punching motion.
Dome: diameter 145mm
Size: 215mm x 230mm
Weight: 740 grams
Guage: 16gauge (1.6mm)
This boss is 100% combat ready, safe, extremely durable and suitable for use in re-enactment combat. Not like other super thin bosses available elsewhere.
Combat Rating = 9 of 10
IMPORTANT - This boss is ex-display and has some surface rust. The functionality of the boss has not been affected.