Roman decorated shield boss with head of Medusa.  Auxiliary as well as Legionary shield embossing was quite common using gods or animal motifs.  More so then what Roman Government sponsored monuments show us. The only two personal Roman Legionary Infantry grave stela pictured in Russell Robinsons book shows Caius Valerius Crispus of Legion VIII with a Bulls head shield boss for his legions symbol ''As per Dr. Ernst Künzl of the RGZM'' and Caius of Legion II with a Medusa head to turn his enemy into stone, at least until he dispatched him.  These can also be put on a square boss

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