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   Scutum, a shield. -- Spanheim observes that
the ancient shields, as figured on coins, were of
an oblong or circular form. The oblongum
formed part of the defensive armour
appropriated to the cavalry of the Romans, as
the clipeus was the buckler of the foot-soldier.
   The scutum appears on the left arm of Juno
Sospita, on coins of the moneyer Procilia ; and on
the arm, or by the side, or at the feet, of
Pallas, and of Dea Roma. -- See Clipeus, and

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