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Umbo of an iron shield

<p>Umbo of a shield, 3<sup>rd</sup> century BC</p>
<p>From the necropolis of Tur&oacute; dels Dos Pins, Cabrera de Mar</p>
<p>29.4 x 9.8 x 6.3&nbsp;cm</p>
<p>Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter. Museum of Matar&oacute;</p>

Umbo of a shield, 3rd century BC


From the necropolis of Turó dels Dos Pins, Cabrera de Mar

29.4 x 9.8 x 6.3 cm

Photo: Eusebi Escarpenter. Museum of Mataró

Umbo of a shield from tomb no. 51 of the Laietan necropolis of Turó dels Dos Pins, excavated in 1986. In the same tomb, numerous La Tène-style iron weapons were found, such as swords and spearheads, along with the metal parts of shields: umbos and protective edges.

This iron umbo, which is crafted in the shape butterfly wings, was part of an oval-shaped shield. During the excavation process, it was found whole and very well conserved, with the two wide-head nails and rod that supported the shield and the hand piece.

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